LDMG - Bulletin - Tuesday 13th September 2022 - 8.00am



Tuesday 13 September 2022 - 8.00am

This is a bulletin from the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) for the Balonne Shire. Our Local Disaster Management Group and Council are continuing to monitor road and river conditions. No significant rainfall is forecast over the next few days with 5-10mm forecast for Thursday 15/9.

Residents are advised that with road closures likely across the Shire and Region coming into the summer wet season that they consider making preparations to stock up on supplies and check road conditions before travelling.


− Minnum, Cubbie and Openbah Roads are closed

− Dilqui Road is closed

− Kooroon and Teelba Roads are closed

− Warrie Road closed – (3.3m above crossing)

− Whyenbah Note: 1.12m above bridge Narline Rd and Chelmer Rd – closed

− Ballangarry Road – proceed with caution

− Dirranbandi – Hebel Road (Castlereagh Highway) - open with caution

− Moonie Highway - open with caution

− Carnarvon Highway Surat to Roma – open with caution

Road conditions can change without notice

with inflows coming through the catchment into the Balonne Shire. Council will continue to provide updates utilising the Emergency Dashboard.

RIVER UPDATES – Bureau of Meteorology advice:

Moonie River

The Moonie River at Flinton (manual gauge) was at 3.35 metres and falling slowly at 6am Tuesday (13/9) and 2.45 above the causeway. The Moonie River at Flinton is expected to remain above the minor flood level (3.00 m) with further upstream floodwater still to arrive.

The Moonie River at Nindigully was at 3.01m at 7.25am (13/9) and steady with more inflows expected from upstream.

River level rises are expected at Thallon Bridge over the next few days.

Bokhara River - Hebel

The Bokhara River at Hebel is currently at 1.03m and steady (13/9) and expected to remain at the minor flood level (1.0m) for the next few days.

Balonne River

The river level is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (8.00 m) Tuesday morning and may reach around 8.30 metres overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi is currently at 3.70 metres and rising. The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi is expected to reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) this Tuesday morning. The river level is likely to reach the moderate flood level (4.30 m) during Wednesday.

Residents should prepare now for isolation downstream of St George as inflows likely to exceed 60,000ML out of Beardmore Dam.

Roads that could be impacted include Whyenbah Road and Bollon-Dirranbandi Road into next week and later Hebel-Dirranbandi Road.

Maranoa River:

Minor flooding is continuing along the Maranoa River.


Residents can stay up to date by subscribing to Council’s Emergency Dashboard. https://emergency.balonne.qld.gov.au/ for all the latest road conditions. The dashboard includes links to www.bom.gov.au/qld and https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/.

For more information phone Council on (07) 4620 8888 - this includes after-hours service.

Remember if its flooded forget it.

Councillor Samantha O’Toole