Re: SE QLD Flooding Disaster: January 10-12, 2011

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MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR RICHMOND AND WILSONS RIVERS

Issued at 8:28 am EDT on Tuesday 11 January 2011

Flood Warning Number: 10

The Wilsons River at Lismore was 5.04 metres and near its peak at 7.05am this morning [11/01/11] with minor flooding.

The Richmond River at Kyogle Peaked near 13.4 metres at 11pm Monday [10/01/11] with minor flooding.

The Richmond River at Casino Road Bridge was 8.4 metres and rising at 7:55am this morning [11/01/11].

Minor flooding is current at Coraki and Bungawalbin.

Further rainfall is forecast for the next 24 hours which could result in increased flooding in the Richmond and Wilsons River Valleys. The situation is being closely monitored and revised predictions issued if necessary.

A Flood Watch is current for renewed moderate to major flooding along the Richmond and Wilsons River for the next 2 days.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

Lismore -

Peak near 5.1 metres around 10am today [11/01/11], with minor flooding.

Casino Road Bridge -

Peak near 9.2 metres around midday today [11/01/11] with minor flooding.

Coraki -

Reach 4.5 metres around midday today [11/01/11] with minor flooding.

Bungawalbin -

Reach 4.0 metres this afternoon [11/01/11] with minor flooding.

The next warning will be issued at 1:00pm Tuesday [11/01/11].
Latest River Heights:
Location   Height of River   Date/Time of Observation
Richmond R at Wiangaree    7.36m falling   07:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Richmond R at Kyogle    12.75m falling   07:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Richmond R at Casino    10.4m rising    07:55 AM TUE 11/01/11
Eden Ck at Doubtful    8.08m steady    07:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Shannon Brook at Yorklea    8.54m rising    07:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Leycester Ck at Rock Valley    3.39m rising    08:18 AM TUE 11/01/11
Goolmangar Ck at Nimbin    3.29m rising    08:08 AM TUE 11/01/11
Back Ck at Bentley    4.68m falling   08:23 AM TUE 11/01/11
Terania Ck at The Channon    4.14m falling    08:23 AM TUE 11/01/11
Coopers Ck at Repentance    2.31m steady    08:22 AM TUE 11/01/11
Wilsons R at Nashua    2.66m rising    08:20 AM TUE 11/01/11
Coopers Ck at Corndale    4.83m rising    08:22 AM TUE 11/01/11
Wilsons R at Eltham    4.49m falling    08:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Wilsons R at Woodlawn (mAHD)    5.48m rising    08:19 AM TUE 11/01/11
Leycester Ck at Tuncester (mAHD)   5.55m falling    08:21 AM TUE 11/01/11
Wilsons R at Lismore (mAHD)    5.05m steady    08:21 AM TUE 11/01/11
Richmond R at Coraki    4.03m rising    06:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Myrtle Ck at Rappville    5.1m rising    06:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Richmond R at Bungawalbyn    3.56m steady    06:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Richmond R at Woodburn    2.59m steady    06:00 AM TUE 11/01/11

So the river is only under flood watch at the moment.

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