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  • Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River Tue 16 Aug 2022

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
      
    Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River 
    Issued at 03:47 PM EST on Tuesday 16 August 2022
    Flood Watch Number: 70
    
    MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT CONDOBOLIN, HILLSTON AND BOOLIGAL
     MINOR FLOODING LIKELY AT COTTONS WEIR AND EUABALONG FROM WEDNESDAY
     Floodwaters from the upper Lachlan River and its tributaries are likely to cause minor flooding at Cottons Weir from Wednesday.
     Minor flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Condobolin. Minor flooding is possible at Euabalong from Wednesday.
     At Hillston and Booligal, river levels remain steady above minor flood levels due to an earlier extended flood peak.
    
    Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
    Minor flooding may occur along the Lachlan River at Cottons Weir.
    The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.50 m) early Wednesday morning. The river level may reach around 3.80 metres during Friday, with minor flooding.
    
    Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
    Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Condobolin, and possible at Euabalong.
    The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge may reach around 5.50 metres during Saturday, with minor flooding.
    
    The Lachlan River at Euabalong is likely to exceed the minor flood level (6.40 m) during Wednesday. The river level may reach around 6.60 metres around 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 around Wednesday, 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.
    
    Next issue:
    The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022.
    
    Latest River Heights:
    Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.97,Falling,01:30 PM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Cowra,4.62,Steady,01:30 PM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Nanami,3.66,Falling,01:30 PM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,6.69,Rising,01:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,2.60,Rising,12:30 PM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,6.56,Steady,12:45 PM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,5.22,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Euabalong,6.23,Rising,08:27 AM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.43,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
    Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.85,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
    
    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.