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#1487912 - 30/01/2019 18:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
batty Offline
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Registered: 04/12/2010
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Just keep one hand on something solid,and keep your eyes upstream, you should be ok.
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#1487915 - 30/01/2019 18:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:58 pm Wednesday, 30 January 2019.
Heavy rainfall set to redevelop for parts of the Herbert and Lower Burdekin.

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Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is forecast to remain slow-moving across north Queensland. A convergence zone embedded within the monsoon trough is forecast to redevelop overnight west of Townsville, once again producing a focus for heavy rainfall across an already saturated region.
Heavy rainfall, which is likely to lead to flash flooding, is forecast to redevelop later this evening across the warning area. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 130mm to 180mm are possible, particularly with thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Rollingstone, Blue Water, Upper Black River, and areas to west and southwest of Townsville.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Rainfall totals since 9am:
304mm at Upper Bluewater
301mm at Upper Black Water
208mm at Toolakea
151mm at Mt Margaret
101mm at Nettlefield
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Wednesday.
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#1487919 - 30/01/2019 18:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 07/03/2006
Posts: 5373
Loc: Diamond Valley
Hmm, there's not a scratch about this unfolding flooding event in the Courier Mail. It seems that unless it has a name, the mainstream media aren't interested. The last time I looked, heavy flooding rain is still heavy flooding rain whether it comes from a named TC or a nameless monsoon trough.

Keep safe all.
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#1487938 - 30/01/2019 19:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 21/03/2011
Posts: 55
Loc: Annandale
This weather event makes you appreciate the Night of Noah even more.
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#1487941 - 30/01/2019 19:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Crystal Valley Offline
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Loc: Woopen Creek
Wow, some nice totals, hopefully more to come for you all as long as it does not cause to much grief...
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#1487991 - 30/01/2019 22:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Inclement Weather]
RC Offline
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Registered: 29/09/2007
Posts: 2601
Loc: near Rockhampton, Qld
Originally Posted By: Inclement Weather
Hmm, there's not a scratch about this unfolding flooding event in the Courier Mail.


Well like anyone else outside the south east corner, you do not really matter.

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#1488006 - 30/01/2019 23:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 29/06/2008
Posts: 19046
Loc: The Beach.
Looks like Ingham to Rollingstone might see some good totals by morning.

Woolshed approaching 600 mm for the past few days. Around 800mm for the month.
3.8mm so far for January in Bundaberg.


Edited by ColdFront (30/01/2019 23:41)
Edit Reason: added stuff for perspective
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#1488007 - 30/01/2019 23:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Kino Offline
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Registered: 10/08/2017
Posts: 3505
Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
CF but wasn’t it never supposed to rain again?

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#1488008 - 30/01/2019 23:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ColdFront Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2008
Posts: 19046
Loc: The Beach.
I think that was Rockhampton mate smile
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#1488010 - 30/01/2019 23:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ColdFront Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2008
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Loc: The Beach.
EC's 10 day rainfall outlook for Townsville area.

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#1488020 - 31/01/2019 07:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
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Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:56 am Thursday, 31 January 2019.
Further heavy rainfall expected in the northeast tropics due to the slow-moving monsoon trough.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is expected to remain slow-moving across north Queensland for several days. Bands of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely within the warning area through the remainder of today and Friday.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which are likely to lead to flash flooding, are forecast between about Ingham and Ayr through today. Areas of heavy rainfall are likely to extend further north towards Innisfail overnight and during Friday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 150mm to 200mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls possible, particularly with thunderstorms.
Creek and river catchments are already saturated and will therefore respond very rapidly to any rainfall.
Locations which may be affected include Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Lucinda, Ingham, Palm Island, Rollingstone, Townsville and Giru.
Rainfall totals from 9am Wednesday to 4am Thursday:
365mm at Upper Bluewater
256mm at Woolshed
220mm at Toolakea
179mm at Mt Margaret
137mm at Little Bohle River
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Thursday.
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#1488026 - 31/01/2019 08:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 421
Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Just wow, water close to my back steps, this hasnt happened for many years. Looks like we could be in for round 2 today

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#1488028 - 31/01/2019 08:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Question: The ross dam has gained to 124.5%, this means the dam has gained 24.5% in 18 hours with the spillway gates open. Dam height is 39.6m, dam failure occurs at 43m. Are the gates opened to 100%, if so we are in trouble, if not someone needs to open them to 100%. The water volumes entering lake ross are exceeding the spillage rates currently required in my opinion.

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#1488032 - 31/01/2019 08:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13369
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
148mm to 7:45am in BG.
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#1488034 - 31/01/2019 08:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 29/11/2009
Posts: 2545
Loc: Brisbane Western Suburbs
EC now forecasting over 2 metres of rain for N QLD, focused near Townsville. Good luck guys!

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#1488035 - 31/01/2019 08:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Posts: 101
Is the ross dam going to gain another 24% in the next 18 hours, if so what will the Height be I wonder, anyone have any info regarding this.

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#1488037 - 31/01/2019 09:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Registered: 15/10/2017
Posts: 966
Loc: Pinjarra Hills, Qld
Originally Posted By: bartholomu
Question: The ross dam has gained to 124.5%, this means the dam has gained 24.5% in 18 hours with the spillway gates open. Dam height is 39.6m, dam failure occurs at 43m. Are the gates opened to 100%, if so we are in trouble, if not someone needs to open them to 100%. The water volumes entering lake ross are exceeding the spillage rates currently required in my opinion.


Spillway can pass 3655 cubic metres per second maximum capacity. It will take a lot to get that maximum capacity.
http://data.dnrm.qld.gov.au/eap/ross-river-eap.pdf
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#1488038 - 31/01/2019 09:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Townsville city council has told me one gate is opened and sunwater are controlling the spill rates as they monitor the situation, I will be watching with great anticipation on the water release rates today. Better not to be to greedy with water storage when massive rain forecast rates have been forecasted for the next week. The Brisbane floods and the dam releases occurred while following the management plan, sometimes acting earlier is wise when epic rain events have been forecast in my opinion.

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#1488041 - 31/01/2019 09:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Posts: 13369
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Flood Warning for the Ross River

IDQ20735
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Major Flood Warning for the Bohle River, Moderate Flood Warning for the Ross River and Flood Warning for the Black River and Bluewater Creek

Issued at 7:26 am EST on Thursday 31 January 2019

Flood Warning Number: 11

Minor flood levels are rising in the Ross River at Aplin Weir with further rises above the moderate flood level possible during Thursday morning.

Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue across the warning area during the next few days as the monsoon trough remains active over northern Queensland.
Ross River:

Ross River Dam continues to spill. River levels at Black Weir are rising but remain below the minor flood level.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 1.46 metres and rising above the minor flood level. The river level is expected to remain above the minor flood level during Thursday with continued rainfall. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (1.70 m) during Thursday with further rises to the record flood level of 1.77 metres (Jan 1998) possible by the weekend.
Bohle River:

Renewed rises are being recorded on the Bohle River during Thursday morning.

No observations are currently available for the Bohle River at Mt Bohle, however moderate flood levels are expected to be easing slowly after a major flood peak on Wednesday. Renewed rises to the major flood level (7.00 m) are possible during Thursday morning.
Black River and Bluewater Creek:

Renewed river level rises and flooding are possible in the Black River and Bluewater Creek during Thursday, dependent on further heavy rainfall.
Flood Safety Advice:

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

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Thursday 31 January 2019.
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#1488043 - 31/01/2019 09:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
Posts: 6821
Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
Didn't the dam in Townsville hit 100 percent last year after years of being low?
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