Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 11:15 AM EST on Thursday 18 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 72
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT COTTONS WEIR, CONDOBOLIN, EUABALONG, HILLSTON AND BOOLIGAL
MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED AT JEMALONG FROM MIDDAY THURSDAY
Floodwaters from the upper Lachlan River and its tributaries have caused renewed and prolonged flooding.
The main flood peak along the Lachlan River is now approaching Forbes where the river is expected to peak below the minor level. Downstream, these floodwaters have already caused minor flooding at Cottons Weir and are expected to cause minor flooding at Jemalong from midday Thursday. Floodwaters from the previous event are also causing minor flooding at Condobolin and Euabalong.
At Hillston and Booligal, river levels remain steady above minor flood levels due to an earlier extended flood peak.
A Flood Watch is current for the Lachlan River to Cottons Weir, the Belubula River and Mandagery Creek.
Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Cottons Weir and is expected at Jemalong.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir may peak near 4.30 metres Thursday afternoon, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream is expected to exceed the minor flood level (7.20 m) around midday Thursday. The river level is likely to reach around 7.30 metres Friday morning with minor flooding.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Condobolin and Euabalong.
The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge may reach around 5.50 metres during Friday, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Euabalong may reach around 6.60 metres during Monday, with minor flooding.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Hillston and Booligal.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir may reach around 2.60 metres by the end of August, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.90 metres over the weekend (20-21 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/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.
The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Friday 19 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.58,Falling,09:30 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Cowra,4.08,Falling,11:00 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Nanami,6.48,Falling,11:00 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,8.01,Rising,11:00 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,4.01,Rising,09:30 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,7.15,Rising,09:45 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,5.41,Rising,11:00 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Euabalong,6.38,Rising,09:30 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.42,Steady,11:00 AM THU 18/08/22
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.84,Steady,11:00 AM THU 18/08/22
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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7 day forecast
Rowan 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm near the Victorian border late this afternoon and evening. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h turning W/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 17 and 20.
Forecast for Rowan (35.1981°S, 147.3268°E, 266m AMSL) Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Summary Minimum 6° 7° 3° 2° -1° 4° 3° Maximum 17° 14° 13° 13° 15° 13° 14° Chance of rain 80% 40% 60% 10% 60% 80% 50% Likely amount 5-10mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Nil Nil Moderate Moderate Severe Slight Moderate 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 16
Wind direction NE N WSW WSW NNW W ENE WNW NE NNW WSW SW WSW W Relative humidity 84% 57% 92% 56% 85% 80% 94% 58% 83% 58% 86% 62% 82% 65% Dew point 9°C 8°C 8°C 5°C 6°C 9°C 5°C 4°C 3°C 6°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 7°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Rowan (35.1981°S, 147.3268°E, 266m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:22am EST 6:48am EST 5:40pm EST 6:06pm EST 10:19am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
Temperature for next 7 days
0 Thursday Thursday 17 1 Friday Friday 14 2 Saturday Saturday 13 3 Sunday Sunday 13 4 Monday Monday 15 5 Tuesday Tuesday 13 6 Wednesday Wednesday 14 7 Wednesday Wednesday 14
Rain for next 7 days
0 Thursday Thursday 10 1 Friday Friday 0 2 Saturday Saturday 5 3 Sunday Sunday 0 4 Monday Monday 5 5 Tuesday Tuesday 5 6 Wednesday Wednesday 0 7 Wednesday Wednesday 0