Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Initial Flood Watch for parts of the Gulf Country and western inland catchments

Issued at 2:11 pm EST on Friday 22 April 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR FLOODING IS LIKELY, WITH ISOLATED HIGH LEVELS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA FROM TUESDAY

A trough in the far west is likely to deepen over the weekend and early next week, producing heavy rainfall and areas of flooding over the Flood Watch area.

The majority of catchments in the area are relatively dry due to lack of significant rainfall observed across the Flood Watch area in the past few weeks.

Areas of minor flooding are likely across the Flood Watch area from Tuesday, with isolated high levels possible in association with heavier areas of rainfall.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are likely.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek

Nicholson River

Leichhardt River

Upper Flinders River

Lower Flinders River

Cloncurry River

Paroo River (QLD)

Bulloo River (QLD)

Barcoo River

Thomson River

Cooper Creek

Diamantina River

Georgina River and Eyre Creek

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings 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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