Flash flooding is affecting roads south of Rockhampton.
Flash flooding is affecting roads south of Rockhampton. Chris Ison

Over 100mm recorded in Rockhampton in 12 period at 7am

UPDATE 10.40am: Since 9am Friday heavy rainfall of up to 140mm has been recorded in the lower Fitzroy catchment around Rockhampton, says the latest information in a flood warning alert from the Bureau of Meteorology.

The flood warning continues to say  that some of the highest totals recorded include: 140mm at Pacific Heights, 105mm Yeppoon, 104mm Yaamba and 103mm at Rockhampton.

Minor to moderate flood levels are occurring along Callide Creek, and in the Don and lower Dawson Rivers. Moderate flooding will continue on the Connors River and lower reaches of the Isaac River over the next few days.

DON and DEE RIVERS:

Renewed rises are occurring at Goovigen on the Callide Creek and Rannes on the Don River causing minor to moderate flood levels. Major flood levels are unlikely at Goovigen during Saturday.

DAWSON RIVER:

Renewed rises are being recorded between Baralaba Weir and Newlands on the Dawson River causing minor flooding. Further rises and moderate flooding is possible during the weekend.

CONNORS and ISAAC RIVERS:

Moderate flood levels have peaked on the Connors River at Pink Lagoon. Moderate flood levels will continue rising at Yatton on the Isaac River during Saturday.

LOWER MACKENZIE and FITZROY RIVERS:

Small river rises are being recorded in the lower reaches of the Mackenzie River and the upper reaches of the Fitzroy River at Riverslea. Small rises are likely along the Fitzroy River associated with overnight rainfall but at this stage river levels downstream to Rockhampton will remain below minor during the weekend.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:

Isaac River at:

Yatton: Moderate flood levels are expected to continue rising during Saturday. Major flood levels are not currently expected.

For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

The next warning will be issued by 6pm Saturday or earlier if required.
Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation

  • Dawson R at Utopia Downs *  2.37m rising  8AM SAT
  • Juandah Ck at Windamere *  6m falling  8am
  • Dawson R at Taroom *  1.6m rising  8am
  • Mimosa Ck at Redcliffe *  2.27m rising  8am
  • Dawson R at Beckers *  5.39m rising  8am
  • Dawson R at Knebworth *  3.12m steady  6am
  • Comet R at The Lake *  2.32m steady  8am
  • Comet R at Comet Weir *  1.56m falling 8am
  • Nogoa R at Raymond #  1.3m rising  8:58am
  • Nogoa R at Craigmore #  0.95m steady  8:20am
  • Nogoa R at Fairbairn Dam HW *  -1.73m steady 6am
  • Nogoa R at Emerald #  3.31m steady  8:54am
  • Policeman's Ck at Rubyvale #  0.6m steady  7:14am
  • Theresa Ck at Gregory Highway #  1.3m steady  6:42am
  • Mackenzie R at Bingegang Weir HW # 5.8m rising  8:33am
  • Connors R at Pink Lagoon *  9.68m steady  8am
  • Isaac R at Yatton *  10.33m steady 8am
  • Mackenzie R at Tartrus *  7.08m rising  6:30am
  • Fitzroy R at Riverslea *  9.25m falling 8am

UPDATE SATURDAY 7.45AM: ROCKHAMPTON has had just over 100mm overnight with most of the heavy rain appearing to have stopped this morning.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology website, 101mm fell at the Rockhampton Airport between 7pm last night and 7am this morning.

There is still flood warnings for rivers across Central Queensland, but the Fitzroy River is expected to remain well below the minor flood level.

Here is the latest flood warning from the Bureau. It was issued about midnight and the next is expected at 10am today.

FLOOD WARNING FOR THE DON, DAWSON, CONNORS AND LOWER ISAAC RIVERS

Issued at 12:05 am EST on Saturday 2 March 2013 by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Since 9am Friday 30-72 mm has been recorded across the Dawson catchment. Some of the highest totals recorded include 72mm at Number 7 Dam and 70mm at Woodleigh.

Minor flood levels are occurring along Callide Creek, and in the Don and lower Dawson Rivers. Moderate flooding will continue on the Connors River and lower reaches of the Isaac River over the next few days.

DON and DEE RIVERS:

Renewed rises are occurring at Goovigen on the Callide Creek and Rannes on the Don River with minor flooding expected to continue through the weekend.

DAWSON RIVER:

Renewed rises are expected through the Dawson River with minor flooding possible over the weekend.

Minor flood levels are rising along the lower reaches of the Dawson River catchment at Newlands, with further rises and moderate flood levels possible over the weekend.

CONNORS and ISAAC RIVERS:

Moderate flood levels have peaked on the Connors River at Pink Lagoon. Moderate flood levels will continue rising at Yatton on the Isaac River during Saturday.

LOWER MACKENZIE and FITZROY RIVERS:

Small river rises are being recorded in the lower reaches of the Mackenzie River and the upper reaches of the Fitzroy River at Riverslea. Flood levels are expected to remain well below minor along the Fitzroy River through to Rockhampton during the remainder of this week and into next week.

The next warning will be issued by 10am Saturday or earlier if required.

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation

  • Dawson R at Utopia Downs *  2.26m steady  8PM FRI
  • Juandah Ck at Windamere *  5.03m rising  8PM FRI
  • Dawson R at Taroom *  1.05m rising  8PM FRI
  • Mimosa Ck at Redcliffe *  1.4m rising  8PM FRI
  • Dawson R at Beckers *  3.61m rising  7:20 PM FRI
  • Dawson R at Knebworth *  3.15m falling 6PM FRI
  • Comet R at The Lake *  2.21m steady  8PM FRI
  • Comet R at Comet Weir *  1.64m falling 8PM FRI
  • Nogoa R at Raymond #  1.15m steady  7:43 PM FRI
  • Nogoa R at Craigmore #  0.95m steady  8:20 PM
  • Nogoa R at Fairbairn Dam HW *  -1.73m steady 6PM FRI
  • Nogoa R at Emerald #  3.31m steady  8:54 PM FRI
  • Policeman's Ck at Rubyvale #  0.6m steady  7:14 PM FRI
  • Theresa Ck at Gregory Highway #  1.4m steady  6:42 PM FRI
  • Mackenzie R at Bingegang Weir HW # 5.7m steady  6:51 PM FRI
  • Connors R at Pink Lagoon *  9.68m steady  8PM FRI
  • Isaac R at Yatton *  9.3m rising  4PM FRI
  • Mackenzie R at Tartrus *  6.73m rising  8:15 AM FRI
  • Fitzroy R at Riverslea *  7.65m rising  8:40 PM FRI

 

UPDATE FRIDAY 10pm: Saturated Rockhampton is copping another drenching with 50mm of rain falling on the district in 90 minutes on Friday night.

Heavy rain began falling around 8.15pm causing flash flooding in a number of areas.

Emergency services are responding to multiple call outs.

BREAKING 8.15pm: Emergency services are responding to reports of a vehicle caught in flash flooding at Poison Creek Rd south of Rockhampton.

Heavy rain is now falling in the Rockhampton district.

No one is believed to be in the vehicle in water at Poison Creek Road, Bouldercombe.

The Leichhardt Highway between Banana and Theodore has been closed to all vehicles due to flooding.

 

Meanwhile a severe weather warning has been issues for people in parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Central West districts.


Issued at 8:19 pm: Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.


Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

 


The next warning is due to be issued by 11:20 pm.
 



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