The Condamine River shows the effects of heavy rain on the range over the weekend.
The Condamine River shows the effects of heavy rain on the range over the weekend. Jonno Colfs

Condamine rises but no flood for Warwick

THE Condamine River may be flowing higher and faster, but the weekend’s rainfall wasn’t enough to cause the river to rise to flood levels.

The Condamine River in Warwick rose to above 1m yesterday afternoon, well below the minor flood level of 4m.

Meanwhile, the river was sitting steady at the Head at 2.08m.

The rise in the Condamine River comes after more than 100mm of rain fell upstream of Warwick at the Head at the weekend.

In Warwick, just 24mm of rain was recorded.

The rainfall was well below the forecast of 30 to 80mm.

The lower than expected rainfall failed to make an impact on the region’s dwindling dam levels.

Despite an outflow warning being issued in the lead up to the weekend, Leslie Dam rose just 0.1% to 14% between Friday and yesterday.

Those hoping for more rain will have to wait a little while longer.

The region is looking at a cool, dry week ahead, with no rain on the horizon between now and Sunday.



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