Flood Warning – St. Georges Basin


IDN36669

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Final Flood Warning for the St Georges Basin

at Sussex Inlet

Issued at 8:43 am EST on Monday 24 August 2020

Flood Warning Number: 7

FLOODING NO LONGER EXPECTED AT SUSSEX INLET

Flooding due to abnormally high tides is no longer expected at Sussex Inlet.

Levels in the St Georges Basin at Sussex Inlet peaked below the minor flood level (0.9 metres) during high tides on Sunday morning and overnight.

St Georges Basin:

No further flooding is expected in the St Georges Basin.

Flood Safety Advice:

In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.

  • * Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
  • * Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
  • * Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
  • * Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:

* NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au

* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com

* Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/southcoast.shtml

* Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

* Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW

Next Issue:

This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
Tomerong Creek15.73Steady08:33 AM MON 24/08/20
Sussex Inlet0.30Steady08:31 AM MON 24/08/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.





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Flood Warning – Lachlan River


IDN36626

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Lachlan River

at Cottons Weir

Issued at 9:51 am EST on Wednesday 26 August 2020

Flood Warning Number: 2

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT COTTONS WEIR ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir may peak near the minor flood level (3.5 metres) on Wednesday afternoon.

The Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge peaked around 7.4 metres early on Wednesday morning, this is below the minor flood level of 8.8 metres. The main flood peak is now approaching Cottons Weir, where levels are currently very close to the minor flood level (3.5 metres).

Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:

Minor flooding is possible along the Lachlan River at Cottons Weir. Levels at Forbes Iron Bridge are expected to remain below the minor flood level.

The Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge peaked near 7.4 metres around 5:00 am Wednesday 26 August and is currently near 7.3 metres and slowly falling. This peak is below the minor flood level (8.8 metres).

The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir is currently around 3.4 metres and steady. The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir may peak near the minor flood level (3.5 m) on Wednesday afternoon.

Flood Safety Advice:

In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.

  • * Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
  • * Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
  • * Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
  • * Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:

* NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au

* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com

* Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/centralwest.shtml

* Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

* Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW.

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Thursday 27 August 2020.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing1.61Steady09:30 AM WED 26/08/20
Lachlan River at Cowra2.27Steady09:00 AM WED 26/08/20
Lachlan River at Nanami3.98Falling09:00 AM WED 26/08/20
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge7.35Steady09:00 AM WED 26/08/20
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir3.42Steady09:00 AM WED 26/08/20
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream6.42Steady08:45 AM WED 26/08/20
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge3.09Steady09:00 AM WED 26/08/20
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir1.36Steady09:00 AM WED 26/08/20
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir0.42Steady09:00 AM WED 26/08/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.





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