Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers SA

Issued at 10:16 AM CST on Thursday 23 May 2019.

Flood Warning Number: 39

The water level at the Poothapoota gauge on the Warburton River is peaking.

Although the amount of water is less than the previous event, it is causing inundation of flood plains, cutting of some roads and impacts to graziers.

Flow into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre is expected to start increasing from next week as new water arrives. Increased flow will then continue for a few weeks.


On Thursday morning the water level at Poothapoota Waterhole, just downstream of the Goyder Lagoon, was peaking at about 5.50 metres.

Cooper Creek

On Thursday morning the water level at Cullyamurra Waterhole was at 3.08 metres and falling slowly. Although this flow will make it to the Coongie Lakes it is not expected to provide inflow to Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre.

Latest River Heights

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
Diamantina River at Birdsville (DEW)2.76Falling10:30 AM THU 23/05/19
Warburton River at Poothapoota Waterhole5.49Steady06:15 AM THU 23/05/19
Cooper Creek at Cullyamurra Waterhole3.08Falling06:10 AM THU 23/05/19