Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Murrumbidgee River
Issued at 08:26 PM EST on Sunday 14 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 25
RENEWED MINOR FLOODING LIKELY AT GUNDAGAI MONDAY MORNING
MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AT NARRANDERA
MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AT DARLINGTON POINT AND POSSIBLE AT CARRATHOOL AND HAY FROM MID WEEK
A second flood peak is approaching Gundagai, where rivere levels are likely to peak with minor flooding on Monday morning.
The main flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River is now approaching Narrandera, where moderate flooding is occurring. A moderate flood peak is possible at Narrandera around Tuesday.
Minor flooding is occurring at Darlington Point. As floodwaters continue to extend downstream, minor flood peak is expected around Friday.
Minor flooding is possible at Carrathool and Hay from mid week. During late August, Carrahool and Hay may reach moderate flooding.
Downstream peak predictions will be provided as upstream peaks are observed.
Flood operations are being conducted by WaterNSW at Burrinjuck Dam and spillway releases have commenced. The releases may vary subject to inflow rates. The release plan follows consultation with the SES and local communities. WaterNSW are working closely with the Bureau, NSW SES and landholders with releases taken into account into the flood forecasts and warnings.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Burrinjuck to Wagga Wagga:
Renewed minor flooding is likely along the Murrumbidgee River downstream of Burrinjuck at Gundagai.
A minor flood peak is likely along the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai around 07:00 am Monday.
The Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga fell below the minor flood level (7.30 metres) Saturday evening and is currently at 6.30 metres (below minor) and falling.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera.
The Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera may peak near 7.50 metres Tuesday afternoon with moderate flooding.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Narrandera to Darlington Point:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River downstream of Narrandera to Darlington Point.
The Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point may reach near 6.40 metres around Friday, with minor flooding.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Darlington Point to Balranald Weir:
Moderate flooding is possible along the Murrumbidgee River at Hay. Minor flooding is possible at Carrathool.
The Murrumbidgee River at Carrathool may exceed the minor flood level (7.00 m) during Wednesday 17 August. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (7.50 m) during Friday 19 August.
The Murrumbidgee River at Hay Town may exceed the minor flood level (6.50 m) during Friday 19 August. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (7.50 m) during Sunday 21 August.
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/southwest.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
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Monday 15 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Tumut River at Tumut,1.34,Steady,08:00 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai,5.88,Steady,08:00 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah,6.24,Steady,08:00 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga,6.30,Steady,08:00 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera,7.32,Steady,08:00 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir,6.41,Steady,07:47 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point,5.64,Steady,08:00 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream,5.72,Steady,07:47 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream,5.33,Steady,08:00 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir,5.70,Steady,07:47 PM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream,6.14,Steady,08:00 PM SUN 14/08/22
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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Lake Albert 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
Forecast for Lake Albert (35.1661°S, 147.3818°E, 195m AMSL) Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Summary Minimum 4° 4° 3° 5° 7° 3° 2° Maximum 13° 13° 15° 15° 13° 12° 14° Chance of rain 30% 60% 20% 70% 50% 70% 5% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - - Frost risk Slight Slight Moderate Slight Nil Moderate Moderate 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 17
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Sunrise and sunset times
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Temperature for next 7 days
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Rain for next 7 days
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