Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:53 pm CDT on Sunday 30 January 2022

Flood Watch Number: 3

SHOWERS AND RAIN CONTINUE INCREASING FLOODING IMPACTS

Increased showers and thunderstorms are possible across the Pastoral and Flinders districts from Monday through to Wednesday.

SA catchments, including those of the North West and North East Pastoral Districts have received significant rainfall this month and flooding impacts are being experienced across large parts of the State.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday, rainfall totals up to 63 mm (Todmorden) have been recorded across the flood watch area.

Rainfall totals until midnight Wednesday are expected to be generally 10 to 50 mm over the pastoral and Flinders districts, increasing to 50 to 150 mm over the central parts of the pastoral districts. Isolated higher falls of 150 to 250 mm with intense thunderstorms are also possible.

Increased water ponding and overland flow together with rises in local streams and creeks can be expected. Transport routes may be further impacted affecting community access and travel.

Catchments which may be affected include:

Lake Eyre
Warburton River
Lake Frome(North and North West parts)
Cooper Creek
Lake Gairdner
Finke River and Stephenson Creek
Eastern Great Victoria Desert
North West Lake Torrens
Western Desert
Warburton District Rivers

A generalised flood warning is current for the Cooper Creek.

For the latest SA Warnings refer to www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings

For more information on the Flood Warning and Flood Watch Service: www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

South Australia Flood Watch catchment map: www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/image/BOM_Flood_Watch_Areas_map_SouthAustralia_2017.pdf

For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Check road conditions before travelling.

Rainfall and River Conditions Map