Thursday, March 29, 2018

QLD Flood Watch: Coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads

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QLD Flood Watch: Coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:10 pm EST on Thursday 29 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises and areas of flooding may develop in the Flood Watch area from Monday.

A tropical low currently in the Coral Sea is likely to approach the coast over the weekend.

Areas of heavy rainfall may develop within the Flood Watch area from late Sunday through to Tuesday. The location of the heaviest rainfall remains uncertain and is dependent on the movement of the low. Further updates will be provided over the weekend as more information becomes available.

Any significant rainfall may cause river level rises above the minor flood level from Monday and may also lead to local flooding.

Catchments that have received recent rainfall are expected to respond quickly.

Catchments which may be affected include:

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River
Black River
Ross and Bohle Rivers
Haughton River
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River
Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek
Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks
Calliope River
Boyne River
Baffle Creek
Kolan River

Warnings are currently in place for the Tully, Murray and Herbert catchments from rainfall earlier this week. These catchments are again at risk of further flooding next week.

See to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:

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

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map

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