Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Murrumbidgee River
Issued at 04:24 PM EST on Monday 08 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 17
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT GUNDAGAI AND WAGGA WAGGA
MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT WAGGA WAGGA MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY
MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT NARRANDERA AND MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT DARLINGTON POINT
Minor flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai where the river peaked at 9.02 metres on Saturday 06 August with major flooding.
The main flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River is now approaching Wagga Wagga where minor flooding is occurring with moderate flooding possible from Monday night into Tuesday.
Moderate flooding is possible at Narrandera from Thursday and minor flooding is possible at Darling Point early next week.
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 warning.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Burrinjuck to Wagga Wagga:
Minor flooding is occurring at Gundagai and Wagga Wagga. Moderate flooding is possible at Wagga Wagga Monday night into Tuesday.
The Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai peaked at 9.02 metres on Saturday 06 August and is currently at 7.12 metres and falling, with minor flooding.
The Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai is likely to fall below the minor flood level (6.10 metres) during Tuesday.
The Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga may peak near the moderate flood level (9.00 metres) Monday night into Tuesday.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera:
Moderate flooding may occur along the Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera.
The Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera may exceed the minor flood level (6.70 m) Wednesday evening. The river level may exceed the moderate flood level (7.30 m) during Thursday and may reach around 7.60 metres during Friday with moderate flooding.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Narrandera to Darlington Point:
Minor flooding may occur along the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point.
The Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point may exceed the minor flood level (5.50 m) early next week. The river may reach 6.60 metres mid August with minor flooding.
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 11:30 am EST on Tuesday 09 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Tumut River at Tumut,0.94,Falling,03:50 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai,6.87,Falling,03:30 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah,8.18,Falling,03:40 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga,8.42,Rising,03:40 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera,6.05,Rising,03:45 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir,5.17,Rising,02:47 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point,4.54,Rising,03:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream,5.19,Steady,02:47 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream,5.10,Steady,03:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir,5.75,Steady,02:47 PM MON 08/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream,6.17,Steady,03:00 PM MON 08/08/22
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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