QLD Flood Watch: Upper Georgina and Upper Diamantina Rivers


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Flood Watch for the Upper Georgina and Upper Diamantina Rivers

Issued at 1:07 pm EST on Tuesday 28 January 2020 Flood Watch Number: 5

Major flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area this week.

Heavy rainfall will continue over the next few days as the Tropical Low currently in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria slowly moves southwest and back towards the NT.

This event is not expected to produce the same widespread significant flooding as Cyclone Trevor and the monsoon trough events from 2019. However, localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are still expected throughout the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Diamantina River (Upper Diamantina and Western River catchments
only.)

Georgina River and Eyre Creek (Upper Georgina River and Burke River
catchments only.)

Flood Warnings are current for the Nicholson and Leichhardt Rivers including Settlement Creek, Flinders and Cloncurry Rivers, the Norman and Gilbert Rivers, and the Cape River (Burdekin) catchment.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland.
For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts.
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of
27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.
Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/



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