Flood Warning - Barron River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Final Flood Warning For The Barron River
Issued at 01:15 PM EST on Saturday 29 January 2022
Flood Watch Number: 2

Rainfall totals of 60-153 mm were recorded in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday across the Barron River catchment, with most of the rainfall falling during Friday evening. This rainfall caused river level rises and areas of minor flooding early Saturday morning in the catchment downstream of Tinaroo Dam through to Barron Falls.
No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of the weekend.

Barron River downstream of Tinaroo Dam to Barron Falls:
River levels are generally easing during Saturday afternoon across the Barron River catchment. Some isolated minor flooding remains on the Barron River at Bilwon, and in the Clohesy River at Bolton Road.
Barron River downstream of Barron Falls:
No flooding is expected downstream of Barron Falls.
The Barron River at Kamerunga Bridge is currently at 2.89 metres (below minor) and falling.
The Barron River at Kamerunga Bridge will remain below the minor flood level (5.00 m) during Saturday.

The Barron River at Cairns Airport is currently at 1.83 metres (below minor) and steady with the turning tide.
The Barron River at Cairns Airport is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.50 m) during Saturday.

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

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Barron R at Tinaroo Dam TM,-3.09,Steady,01:00 PM SAT 29/01/22
Barron R at Mareeba Alert,3.07,Falling,01:04 PM SAT 29/01/22
Barron R at Bilwon Alert,6.90,Rising,11:40 AM SAT 29/01/22
Clohesy R at Bolton Road Alert,2.60,Falling,01:00 PM SAT 29/01/22
Flaggy Ck at Flaggy Ck TM,3.17,Steady,12:00 PM SAT 29/01/22
Barron R at Myola TM,4.902,Falling,12:25 PM SAT 29/01/22
Barron R at L Placid Alert,9.24,Falling,12:03 PM SAT 29/01/22
Barron R at Kamerunga Br Alert,2.89,Falling,01:09 PM SAT 29/01/22
Freshwater Ck at Copperlode Dam Alert,-0.44,Steady,10:20 AM SAT 29/01/22
Barron R at Cairns Airport Alert,1.83,Steady,01:02 PM SAT 29/01/22
Cairns Harbour Tide Alert,0.88,Rising,01:04 PM SAT 29/01/22

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at

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