Rocky flood to hit 8 metres

THE Fitzroy River at Rockhampton is now expected to reach 8 metres (moderate flood level) next Thursday or Friday, with further rises possible.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued an updated flood warning at 9.41am today, forecasting a major flood level along the Isaac River at Yatton overnight on Friday.

CONNORS AND ISAAC RIVERS:

Major flood levels are approaching a peak along the Connors River at Pink Lagoon. Moderate flood levels will continue rising along the Isaac River at Yatton with a major flood peak expected overnight Friday.

MACKENZIE RIVER CATCHMENT:

Moderate flood levels are expected at Gregory Highway along Theresa Creek during Thursday evening. Minor flood levels are expected in the Bingegang area during the weekend. Major flood levels are expected at Tartrus on Saturday or Sunday. Moderate flood levels are expected at Riverslea next week.

FITZROY RIVER:

River levels at Yaamba are expected to reach around 14 metres next Wednesday or Thursday with further rises possible.

At Rockhampton, levels are expected to reach around 8 metres next Thursday or Friday with further rises possible.

The forecasts for Yaamba and Rockhampton will be revised as upstream peaks are observed.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Yaamba : Reach around 14 metres Wednesday or Thursday with further rises possible.

Rockhampton: Reach around 8 metres next Thursday or Friday with further rises possible.

The forecast and timing will be revised as upstream peaks are observed.

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

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 5pm Thursday.

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Utopia Downs *  1.66m steady  08:03 AM THU 22/03/12
Juandah Ck at Windamere *  0.47m steady  08:13 AM THU 22/03/12
Dawson R at Taroom *  0.97m steady  08:00 AM THU 22/03/12
Mimosa Ck at Redcliff *  1.2m steady  08:00 AM THU 22/03/12
Dawson R at Beckers *  1.92m rising  08:00 AM THU 22/03/12
Comet R at The Lake *  3.37m rising  08:00 AM THU 22/03/12
Comet R at Comet Weir *  3.51m rising  08:00 AM THU 22/03/12
Nogoa R at Raymond #  2.35m rising  08:50 AM THU 22/03/12
Nogoa R at Craigmore #  7.25m steady  08:31 AM THU 22/03/12
Nogoa R at Fairbairn Dam HW *  0.67m rising  07:45 AM THU 22/03/12
Nogoa R at Emerald #  7.06m rising  08:02 AM THU 22/03/12
Policeman's Ck at Rubyvale #  0.95m rising  07:59 AM THU 22/03/12
Theresa Ck at Gregory Highway #  8.17m rising  07:12 AM THU 22/03/12
Mackenzie R at Bedford Weir TW #  4.66m steady  08:39 AM THU 22/03/12
Connors R at Pink Lagoon *  14.98m rising 08:00 AM THU 22/03/12
Isaac R at Yatton *  14.57m rising 04:00 AM THU 22/03/12
Fitzroy R at Riverslea *  7.26m rising  08:00 AM THU 22/03/12
  
*automatic station

Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood.



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