Rural residents in Queensland's southwest are bracing for a major flood after a weekend of heavy rain.
Flooding along the Maranoa and Balonne Rivers started after the weekend's drenching, with the town of St George expected to be hit by rising waters on Monday evening.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting flood levels on the Balonne River could exceed 10 metres.
Charleville and St George region's are expected to be the most affected areas on Tuesday.
There has already been major flooding around several towns in the state's south west over the weekend.
In the Maranoa region there was major flooding around the towns of Surat and Weribone, however the waters were already receding on Monday morning.
However the waters is not expected to go away quickly, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
"It will take a number of weeks for the waters to recced there completely," forecaster Lauren Pattie said on Monday afternoon.
"There are a number of roads which have been cut in that part of the world, and it will be a little while before they are open again."
Australian Associated Press