Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Murrumbidgee River
Issued at 10:53 AM EST on Sunday 14 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 24
MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT HAY
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT NARRANDERA AND DARLINGTON POINT AND POSSIBLE AT CARRATHOOL
Flooding has eased along the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga, where rivers fell below the minor flood level around Saturday.
The main flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River is now approaching Narrandera, where minor 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, the flood peak is expected around Friday.
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:
Flooding is no longer occurring along the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga.
The Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga fell below the minor flood level (7.30 metres) Saturday evening and is currently at 6.70 metres and falling.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera:
Moderate flooding is likely along the Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera.
The Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (7.30 metres) late Sunday afternoon. The river level may peak near 7.50 metres on Tuesday, 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 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.
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,1.37,Steady,10:30 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai,5.21,Rising,10:30 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah,6.15,Rising,10:30 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga,6.67,Falling,10:30 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera,7.20,Rising,10:30 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir,6.35,Rising,09:47 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point,5.59,Rising,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream,5.59,Rising,09:47 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream,5.24,Rising,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir,5.70,Steady,09:47 AM SUN 14/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream,6.14,Steady,10:00 AM 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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Argoon 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. The chance of fog this morning, mainly in the S. High chance of showers in the E, medium chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming W 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 16.
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