Minor flood warning issued for Upper Dawson River

A MINOR flood warning has been issued this morning by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Upper Dawson River.

Minor flood levels are expected at Taroom this morning, according to the warning issued at 6.20am today.

Rainfall totals of between 50-100 mm have been recorded in the headwaters of the Dawson River over the past 24-48 hours. Further significant rainfall is not expected until at least the weekend.

Recent rainfall in the headwaters of the Dawson River has produced minor flood levels upstream of Taroom. River level rises are also being recorded at Taroom with minor flood levels expected during the morning.

River level rises are expected during this week as flood water from upper Dawson River makes its way downstream. At this stage minor flood levels are not expected at Theodore, Moura and Baralaba.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

DAWSON RIVER at:

TAROOM: River level rises above the minor flood level (4.5 metres) expected during Wednesday morning.

THEODORE: River level rises expected this week. Minor flood levels are unlikely.

MOURA: River level rises expected this week. Minor flood levels are unlikely.

BARALABA: River level rises expected this week. Minor flood levels are unlikely.

Forecasts for Theodore, Moura and Baralaba will be refined once a peak at Taroom is recorded.

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.disaster.qld.gov.au

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

The next warning is due to be issued by 11am tomorrow.



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