Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Moderate Flood Warning for the Nicholson River

Issued at 12:00 AM EST on Monday 26 Feb 2024.

Flood Warning Number: 26


River levels remain elevated across the Nicholson River catchment following recent heavy rainfall. River levels are slowly easing after a flood peak above the major flood level along the Albert River at Burketown Airstrip, lower than the flood peak experienced earlier this month.

Rainfall totals of up to 50 mm have been observed across the Nicholson and Leichhardt catchments in the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday. Showers and possible thunderstorms are forecast to continue for the next few days, however widespread significant rainfall is not expected.

Nicholson and Gregory Rivers

Along the Nicholson River, river levels are slowly easing at Escott Station and at Burketown Airstrip with moderate flooding. Minor flooding has eased along the Gregory River at Gregory Downs.

Latest River Heights

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
Gregory R at Riversleigh TM1.63Falling11:00 AM MON 26/02/24
Gregory R at Gregory Downs TM2.56Steady11:00 AM MON 26/02/24
Burketown Tide TM3.79Steady11:35 AM MON 26/02/24
Leichhardt R at Doughboy Ck TM1.26Steady11:00 AM MON 26/02/24
Leichhardt R at Julius Dam TM0.02Steady11:00 AM MON 26/02/24
Leichhardt R at Miranda Creek TM2.20Steady11:00 AM MON 26/02/24
Gunpowder Ck at Gunpowder TM1.31Steady11:00 AM MON 26/02/24
Leichhardt R at Floraville TM2.47Steady11:00 AM MON 26/02/24