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Inland Flood Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia

Final Generalised Flood Warning For The Cooper Creek
Issued at 01:53 PM CDT on Wednesday 02 February 2022
Flood Watch Number: 5

FLOODING SLOWLY EASING ALONG THE COOPER CREEK (SA) BUT RENEWED RISES EXPECTED TOWARDS END OF FEBRUARY
River levels along the Cooper Creek below Windorah (Qld) at Nappa Merrie are steady and below the minor flood level, following a peak close to the minor flood level early last week.
In South Australia at Cullyamurra the river level has fallen but floodwaters remain over the causeway at Innamincka. It is expected that the river level at Innamincka will generally ease slowly over the next few days. Small renewed rises from recent local rainfall are possible at both Cullyamurra and Innamincka.

Cooper Creek:
The Cooper Creek at Cullyamurra Waterhole is currently at 2.02 metres. The river level is likely to remain around the same level for the next few days before easing slowly. More signficant renewed rises are expected towards the end of February as floodwaters from the upper Cooper Creek arrive. The situation will be closely monitored and a flood warning issued if required.
Flood impacts such as inundation of flood plains, cutting of some roads and disruption to mining operations and graziers may continue.

Flood Safety Advice:
People living or working along rivers and streams should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings. 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}
For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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

Latest River Heights:
Diamantina River at Birdsville,2.19,Steady,12:35 PM WED 02/02/22
Warburton River at Poothapoota Waterhole,1.88,Steady,01:00 PM WED 02/02/22
Cooper Creek at Cullyamurra Waterhole,2.02,Steady,01:00 PM WED 02/02/22
Cooper Creek North West Channel upstream of Coongie Lakes,3.72,Steady,01:00 PM WED 02/02/22

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts.

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