Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Murrumbidgee River
Issued at 11:37 AM EST on Saturday 13 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 23
Reissued to correct title to Minor to Moderate.
MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT HAY
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WAGGA WAGGA AND NARRANDERA AND LIKELY AT DARLINGTON POINT AND CARRATHOOL
River levels along the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga continue to ease.
The main flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River is now approaching Narrandera, where minor flooding is occurring. A minor flood peak is likely to arrive at Narrandera Sunday into Monday.
Minor flooding is occurring at Darlington Point this weekend as floodwaters continue to extend downstream, with the flood peak expected towards the end of the week.
During late August, moderate flooding is possible at Hay and minor flooding is possible at Carrathool.
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:
Minor flooding is occurring at Wagga Wagga.
The Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga peaked at 8.74 metres around 08:00 am Tuesday and is currently at 7.54 metres and falling slowly, with minor flooding.
The Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga is likely to fall below the minor flood level (7.30 m) overnight Saturday into Sunday.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera.
The Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera may peak near 7.20 metres overnight Sunday into Monday, just below the moderate flood level.
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 is likely to exceed the minor flood level (5.50 metres) during Saturday. The river level may reach near 6.40 metres around 16-18 August, 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 reach near 7.20 metres around 20-23 August, with minor flooding.
The Murrumbidgee River at Hay Town may reach near 7.80 metres around 22-25 August, with moderate flooding.
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai:
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 Sunday 14 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Tumut River at Tumut,1.32,Steady,11:20 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai,4.94,Falling,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah,6.44,Falling,11:10 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga,7.53,Falling,11:10 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera,7.03,Rising,11:15 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir,6.25,Rising,10:47 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point,5.47,Rising,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream,5.40,Rising,10:47 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream,5.04,Rising,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir,5.70,Steady,10:47 AM SAT 13/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream,6.15,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
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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Nelligen 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of rain, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 16.
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