Source: Bureau of Meteorology

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Initial Flood Watch for North East Pastoral District

Issued at 10:10 am CDT on Monday 2 March 2020

Flood Watch Number: 1

Flooding is likely across the far northeast of SA on Wednesday.

Ex-tropical Cyclone Esther will move from NT, across the northeast of SA, towards NSW bringing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms across the far northeast on Wednesday.

The rain is expected to start Tuesday afternoon, and continue through until sunrise on Thursday with the heaviest rainfall during Wednesday. Rainfall totals of 15 to 50 mm are expected northeast of about Oodnadatta to Broken Hill, increasing to 50 to 100 mm to the north and east of about Moomba. The location of the higher rainfall totals are highly dependent on the movement of ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther.

Flooding is likely across the far northeast of SA on Wednesday. Roads and crossings may be affected and some streams and creeks could break their banks in the area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Simpson Desert

Diamantina River

Georgina River and Eyre Creek

Warburton River

Cooper Creek

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Flood Safety Advice:

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along streams should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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