Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:52 pm EST on Sunday 30 January 2022

Flood Watch Number: 7

FURTHER AREAS OF MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA

Deep tropical moisture is being drawn into the southern and western parts of the Gulf Country and is expected to continue to bring widespread showers and thunderstorms to the region for the next 24 hours.

Catchments across the Flood Watch area are saturated from recent rainfall with elevated river levels and minor to moderate flooding occurring in some areas.

Further heavy rainfall is likely to cause renewed river level rises and may prolong current flooding.

Flood warnings are current for the Nicholson and Flinders Rivers.

Flood Warnings are also current for catchments to the south of the Flood Watch area including the Georgina, Diamantina, Thomson, lower Barcoo, Bulloo, Paroo, and lower Warrego Rivers and Cooper Creek.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek
Nicholson River
Leichhardt River
Cloncurry River

The following catchments are no longer included in the Flood Watch area: Norman 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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