Minor flood warnings have been issued for the upper Burnett River. Photo: File image from 2013 floods.
Minor flood warnings have been issued for the upper Burnett River. Photo: File image from 2013 floods. Contributed

Initial flood warning for upper Burnett River

UPDATE 5am: NEW flood warnings have been issued for Eidsvold and Gayndah.

The Burnett catchment has been lashed with up to 170mm of rain since 9am Friday.

River levels are continuing to rise with moderate to major flood events expected upstream of Eidsvold Bridge.

Minor flood levels are expected in Gayndah and Mundubbera as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia tracks south.

UPDATE February 21, 1:40am

AN EMERGENCY Alert flood warning has been released by the North Burnett Regional Council Local Disaster Management Grup. 

The Upper Burnett Catchment affecting the Monto and Eidsvold areas are expected to peak causing moderate flooding overnight and early morning. 

Properties in this area are likely to experience minor to moderate flooding. You should warn neighbours, secure your belongings and move to higher ground now. 

For more information listen to local radio, or visit www.disaster.qld.gov.au. For flood assistance contact SES on 132 500.

READ MORE: Rolling North Burnett coverage

UPDATE 11.20pm: River levels have fallen below the minor flood level on the upper Burnett River at Eidsvold Bridge.

The Bureau of Meteorology earlier predicted there could be minor floods in the river due to heavy rainfall in the upper catchment.

EARLIER:

MINOR to moderate flood levels are expected in the upper Burnett overnight into Saturday.

Heavy rainfall is occurring in the upper Burnett catchment. Rainfall totals in excess of 50 mm have been recorded in the past two hours. More rainfall is expected to continue throughout the next few hours as Tropical Cyclone Marcia tracks south over the Burnett catchment.

UPPER BURNETT RIVER TO MUNDUBBERA:

River levels are rising in Three Moon Creek, Splinter Creek and the upper Burnett River upstream of Eidsvold Bridge.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

UPPER BURNETT RIVER:

Further river level rises are expected throughout the upper Burnett catchment with minor to moderate flood levels expected upstream of Eidsvold Bridge.

Eidsvold Bridge: predictions will be made as upstream peaks are recorded.

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 http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

Next Issue:

The next warning is due to be issued by 11 pm AEST on Friday