Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:10 pm CDT on Wednesday 2 February 2022 Flood Watch Number: 6


Heavy rainfall has been observed in the northern parts of the Pastoral districts over the last few days. Four day rainfall totals in excess of 50 mm have been recorded at multiple locations, with several locations recording over
100 mm, including 162 mm at Todmorden.

Rain and thunderstorms are forecast to clear from the far north east of the North East Pastoral district late Wednesday. Thereafter no further rainfall is forecast across the Flood Watch area for at least the next four days.

SA catchments, including the North West and North East Pastoral Districts, have received significant rainfall over the last few weeks and flooding impacts are being experienced across large parts of the State.

Rainfall totals of 5 to 15 mm are forecast for the remainder of Wednesday in the northeast, with possible higher totals of 15 to 30 mm associated with thunderstorms in the far northeast.

Water ponding and overland flow together with flow in local streams and creeks can be expected. Transport routes have been impacted, affecting community access and travel.

A generalised flood warning is current for the Cooper Creek.

Catchments which may be affected include:

Simpson Desert

Lake Eyre

Warburton River

Lake Frome (North and North West parts)

Cooper Creek

Lake Gairdner

Finke River and Stephenson Creek

Eastern Great Victoria Desert

North West Lake Torrens

Western Desert

The following area has been removed from the Flood Watch: Warburton District Rivers.

For the latest SA Warnings refer to For more information on the Flood Warning and Flood Watch Service:
South Australia Flood Watch catchment map:

For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Check road conditions before travelling.

Rainfall and River Conditions Map