LDMG Advice No. 15 - 24 October 2022 - 5.30pm


LDMG Advice No. 15  - 24 October 2022 – 5:30pm

This is an update from the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) for the Balonne Shire. Flood Warnings continue for:

  • McIntyre River - Major
  • Weir River – Above Minor
  • Balonne River – Moderate (Surat) Minor (below Beardmore Dam)
  • Moonie River - Minor
  • Wallam and Mungallala Creeks – Minor

Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood 


Issued 4.00pm 24/10/2022

Barwon River at Mungindi was at 7.38m and steady. Further rises are continuing. Council crew and equipment remain on hand to monitor the levee bank.
Mungindi is likely to become isolated from St George by the middle of this week. It's important that residents make sure they have sufficient supplies to see them through an extended period of isolation from both Moree and St George.


Issued 4.06pm 24/10/2022

Flooding expected to remain around minor level at Flinton and Nindigully over the next few days. The river is expected to have peaked at Nindigully at 2.3m during Sunday.
Thallon is expected to remain below minor flood level of 4m. Further rises are possible with scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region.


Issued 12.59pm 24/10/2022 

Moderate flooding is continuing on the Balonne River at Surat. The Balonne River at St George may reach the minor flood level (6.00m) overnight and into Tuesday 25/10/2022.
A high chance of showers with possible severe thunderstorms is forecast for the upper Condamine catchment for the remainder of Monday and Tuesday, which may cause further river level rises.


Rises may continue in the Balonne River system. There is a minor flood warning on the Balonne River system with the Narran River at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd currently at 4.4m and steady. The Bokhara River at Hebel at 1m and steady (minor).


Issued 3.25pm 24/10/2022

Wallam Creek at Bollon peaked at 0.51 metres around 03:00 am Sunday 23 October and is currently at 0.43 metres and falling, below the minor flood level. Wallam Creek at Bollon may again reach near the minor flood level (0.50 m) during Tuesday morning.


There is water over road at flood ways or low-lying areas across the region. These are expected to recede if no further rainfall occurs. Travellers are asked to proceed with caution:

  • Balonne Highway (to Bollon) – open
  • Barwon Highway to Goondiwindi is closed to all traffic
  • Carnarvon Highway (to Mungindi) – water over road and roadworks in various locations between St George and Mungindi – proceed with caution
  • Carnarvon Highway (to Surat) – open
  • Castlereagh Highway (Hebel – Dirranbandi) – water over road and road damaged at various locations – proceed with caution
  • Mitchell – St George Road – water over road - proceed with caution
  • Moonie Highway – water over road in various locations– proceed with caution

Heading in and out of New South Wales across our border towns of Hebel and Mungindi, please monitor road conditions carefully due to major flooding occurring in parts of New South Wales. Please use extreme caution as many roads have pavement damage.

Remember road conditions can change without notice


Stay up to date by subscribing to the Emergency Dashboard. https://emergency.balonne.qld.gov.au/ for all the latest weather and road conditions.
The dashboard includes links to www.bom.gov.au/qld and https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/. Check Live Traffic NSW https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/live-traffic-nsw for NSW road conditions.
In an emergency dial 000 or SES on 132500. For more information phone Council on (07) 4620 8888 - this includes after-hours service.

Remember if its flooded forget it.

Councillor Samantha O’Toole