LDMG - Bulletin - Friday 16th September 2022 - 9.00am



Friday 16 September 2022 – 9.00am

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. Further rainfall is forecast later next week – stay up to date with www.bom.gov.au/qld.


Ballangarry Road – closed

Chelmer Road - closed

Cubbie Road - closed

Dilqui Road is closed

Dirranbandi Bollon Road – closed

Fernlee Road - closed

Kooroon Road - closed

Minnum Road - closed

Narline Road -closed

Openbah Road – closed

Teelba Road - closed

Warrie Road - closed

Whyenbah Road (1.98m over bridge)

Carnarvon Highway is closed (water over road) at “Goorarooman” crossing. Just between Ninidugully and Thallon.

Castlereagh Highway is closed (water over road) between Hebel and Dirranbandi.

Council has installed a message board to warn motorist at the St George to Dirranbandi intersection.


Castlereagh Highway (Dirranbandi - St George) open

Moonie Highway – Open (note may be water over the road due to recent rain)

Road conditions can change without notice

with inflows still coming through the catchment and with further rainfall on today and tomorrow. Council will continue to provide updates utilising the Emergency Dashboard.

RIVER UPDATES – Bureau of Meteorology advice:

Moonie River

The Moonie River at Nindigully is currently rising and 3.3m at 9.00am this morning. The river level is not expected to reach the level of 3.90 m, adjacent to the Nindigully Hotel, or the approaches of the Moonie River Overflow (3.50 m, St George side).

At Thallon the Moonie River was 4.42m late yesterday. The minor flood level is 4.00 m. The Moonie River at Thallon Bridge may exceed the minor flood level during today and may reach the moderate flood level during Friday (4.50 m). The river level is not expected at this stage to reach the level of the Old Bullamon Bridge (4.90 m).

Balonne River – St George and Dirranbandi

Major flooding is occurring along the Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam, around Whyenbah (1.91m above bridge). St George river level currently steady.

Major flooding may occur along the Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam, around Dirranbandi. A peak near the major flood level (4.80 metres) is possible during today (Friday).

Bokhara River - Hebel

The Bokhara River at Hebel is currently at 1.07 metres and steady, with minor flooding. The Bokhara River at Hebel is likely to remain above the minor flood level (1.00 m) for the next few days. Further rises to the moderate flood level (1.50 m) are possible early next week, as upstream floodwaters continue to arrive.


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