Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Darling River
Issued at 01:57 PM EST on Monday 08 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 51
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT MENINDEE, POONCARIE AND BURTUNDY
Flooding has eased along the Darling River at Wilcannia, where the river fell below the minor flood level on Friday.
The main flood peak along the Darling River is now approaching Menindee.
At Menindee, the river level is likely to remain steady above the minor flood level through to the end of the week as WaterNSW plans to maintain current release levels. Subject to inflow conditions, the current release level may be extended further. The release plan follows consultation with the SES and local communities.
Downstream of Menindee, minor flooding is occurring at Pooncarie and Burtundy, where river levels are steady.
Darling River downstream of Tilpa to Wilcannia:
Flooding is no longer occurring along the Darling River at Wilcannia.
The Darling River at Wilcannia fell below the minor flood level (9.00 metres) on Friday. The river is currently at 8.52 metres and falling slowly.
Darling River downstream of Wilcannia to Burtundy:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Menindee, Pooncarie, and Burtundy.
The Darling River at Menindee town gauge is likely to remain near 9.00 metres through to the end of the week, with minor flooding.
The Darling River at Pooncarie is likely to remain near 6.90 metres through to late August, with minor flooding.
The Darling River at Burtundy is likely to remain near 6.70 metres through to early September, 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/outerwest.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 02:00 pm EST on Wednesday 10 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Darling River at Wilcannia,8.51,Falling,01:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Darling River at Menindee Town,9.00,Steady,01:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Darling River at Menindee Weir 32,6.51,Steady,01:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Darling River at Pooncarie,6.88,Steady,01:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Darling River at Burtundy,6.65,Steady,01:00 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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Gowrie 7 day forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Patches of morning frost. Areas of morning fog in the S. Winds S/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 19.
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Rain for next 7 days
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