Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:55 pm EST on Wednesday 8 December 2021 Flood Watch Number: 3

RENEWED MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF THE FLOOD WATCH AREA, ISOLATED MODERATE FLOODING

A trough is forecast to slowly move further east across the state during Wednesday and the next few days, triggering showers and thunderstorms with locally moderate to heavy rainfall across the Flood Watch area. The risk of heavy rainfall will continue to gradually move eastward during the week.

The majority of catchments within the Flood Watch area are saturated, with many currently in flood. Rivers and creeks will respond relatively quickly to further rainfall, particularly in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

At this stage, the rainfall is not expected to be as widespread or significant as the recent rainfall event that caused the current flooding across much of the Flood Watch area.

The forecast rainfall is likely to cause renewed river level rises and flooding from Wednesday onwards in some of the already flooded catchments and may also prolong flooding.

Flood warnings are current for the many catchments in the Flood Watch area, including major Flood Warnings for the Macintyre, Weir, Condamine-Balonne and Dawson rivers.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Dawson and Don Rivers

Comet and Nogoa Rivers

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks

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 (Tributaries of the lower Brisbane River only)

Logan and Albert Rivers

Condamine Rivers

Macintyre River

Weir River

Moonie River

Balonne River

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: The Big Warrambool River, Wallam and Mungallala Creeks, Warrego River (QLD), Paroo River (QLD), Bulloo River (QLD), Barcoo River.

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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