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Flood Watch Alert From Gladstone To The Sunshine Coast

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UPDATE | This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Final Flood Watch for catchments between Gladstone and the Sunshine Coast

Heavy rainfall has now eased across the Flood Watch area and rises above the minor flood level are no longer expected.

Up to 150 mm of rainfall has been recorded across the Flood Watch area in the past 24 hours which has caused small river level rises across some catchments.

Further localised rainfall is possible during Saturday but not expected to produce river level rises above the minor flood level.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:

Dawson and Don Rivers 

Calliope River
Boyne
River
Baffle Creek
Kolan River
Burnett River

Burrum and Cherwell Rivers
Mary River
Noosa
River
Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks

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/

Next issue:
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

EARLIER | The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Gladstone and the Sunshine Coast.

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the following catchments.

 Initial Flood Watch for catchments between Gladstone and the Sunshine Coast including the Dawson River catchment

Minor flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area during the weekend.

A significant rainfall situation is forecast to begin on Friday evening and continue during Saturday across the flood watch area. Showers and thunderstorms
tending to rain areas are likely.

Catchment conditions are generally dry across the Watch area after a prolonged period of little rainfall which is expected to act as a buffer to significant
runoff.

The heaviest rainfall is expected to begin across inland areas, including the Don, Dee and Upper Burnett River catchments from Friday evening and then extend
further east to the coast during Saturday.

Minor flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area and isolated heavier rainfall may lead to localised flooding. As the northern and southern extents
of the flood watch are expected to receive lower rainfall totals significant river level rises in these areas is less likely.

Rainfall totals and river level rises are expected to be less than those experienced in the Wide Bay catchments in October 2017.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Dawson and Don Rivers

Calliope River

Boyne River

Baffle Creek

Kolan River

Burnett River

Burrum and Cherwell Rivers

Mary River

Noosa River

Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks

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

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