Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:36 am CDT on Monday 31 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 4

RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY INCREASE FLOODING IMPACTS

Rain and thunderstorms are forecast across the Pastoral 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.

Rainfall totals until midnight Wednesday are expected to be generally 10 to 30 mm over the southern parts of the Pastoral districts, increasing to 30 to 80 mm over the northern parts of the Pastoral districts with possible falls of 80-120 mm. Isolated heavier falls of 200 mm are possible with rain and thunderstorms.

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:

Simpson Desert

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:

.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