Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:02 pm EST on Wednesday 11 May 2022 Flood Watch Number: 3

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING LIKELY, MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE

An unseasonably moist northeasterly flow extending across Queensland is combining with a significant upper trough to produce widespread areas of rain and thunderstorms. Rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue over the Flood Watch area for the next few days.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area are wet from rainfall over the past few weeks and in some cases flooding is ongoing.

Minor to moderate flooding is possible with isolated major flooding likely across areas of heaviest rainfall.
Dangerous and life threatening flash flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area. This rainfall is also expected to lead to transport disruption.

The situation will be monitored closely, flood warnings will be issued where required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

Black River

Ross and Bohle Rivers

Haughton River

Belyando and Suttor Rivers to Burdekin Falls Dam

Cape River to Burdekin Falls Dam

Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam

Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam

Don and Proserpine Rivers

Pioneer River

Dawson and Don Rivers

Comet and Nogoa Rivers

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks

Balonne River

Wallam and Mungallala Creeks

Warrego River (QLD)

Paroo River (QLD)

Bulloo River (QLD)

Heavy rainfall has eased over the following catchments with flood warning current for some areas: Leichhardt River, Upper Flinders River, Cloncurry River, Lower Flinders River, Norman River, Gilbert River, Mitchell River, Staaten River, 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 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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