QLD Flood Watch: Coastal Catchments between St Lawrence and QLD/NSW Border

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between St Lawrence and the Queensland - New South Wales border extending inland to the Darling Downs

Issued at 2:47 pm EST on Thursday 1 April 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY EVENING

A deepening trough along the Queensland coast is likely to bring heavy rainfall to the flood watch area from Sunday and continuing into Monday. Heaviest falls are likely to occur north of Fraser Island initially, extending southwards to the Queensland - New South Wales border by later in the day Sunday.

Catchments to the north of the Sunshine Coast are generally dry and will be slower in responding to heavy rainfall. Catchments in the southeast corner however, are wet from recent rainfall and likely to respond quickly.

Minor to moderate flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area from late Sunday into Monday. Isolated major flooding is possible.

Localised flooding and disruption to some transport routes are likely.

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

Pine and Caboolture Rivers

Upper Brisbane River

Lower Brisbane River
(Specifically the Bremer River and Lockyer, Laidley, Warrill and Brisbane Creeks)

Logan and Albert Rivers

Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks

Condamine Rivers
(specifically southern and far eastern parts)

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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