Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Murrumbidgee River
Issued at 11:12 AM EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 28
MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING AT NARRANDERA
MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT HAY TOWN FROM LATE NEXT WEEK
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT DARLINGTON POINT AND POSSIBLE AT CARRATHOOL AND HAY TOWN FROM NEXT WEEK
The main flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River is at Narrandera where river levels have peaked on Tuesday afternoon with moderate flooding. River levels are expected to remain elevated for the next few days.
Minor flooding is occurring at Darlington Point. As floodwaters continue to extend downstream, a minor flood peak is expected around Friday.
Minor flooding is possible at Carrathool and Hay from mid next week. During late August Hay may reach moderate flooding.
Moderate rainfall is expected later this week which may result in renewed river level rises in the upper parts of the Murrumbidgee catchment. If required warnings may be reissued for Tumut, Gundagai or Wagga Wagga.
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 may occur along the Murrumbidgee River downstream of Burrinjuck to Wagga Wagga.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera.
The Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera peaked at 7.53 metres around 05:00 pm Tuesday 16 August and is currently at 7.50 metres and falling slowly with moderate flooding.
The Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (7.30 m) for the remainder of the week.
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Narrandera to Darlington Point:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River at 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 exceed the minor flood level (7.00 m) mid next week.
The Murrumbidgee River at Hay Town may exceed the minor flood level (6.50 m) mid next week. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (7.50 m) late next week.
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 Thursday 18 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Tumut River at Tumut,1.16,Steady,10:50 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai,5.75,Steady,10:30 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah,6.80,Steady,10:40 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga,6.88,Steady,10:40 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera,7.50,Falling,08:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir,6.75,Rising,09:47 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point,5.95,Rising,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream,6.11,Steady,09:47 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream,5.87,Rising,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir,5.69,Steady,09:47 AM WED 17/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream,6.12,Falling,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
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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Griffith 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog and frost this morning. Light winds becoming N 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 18.
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Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Griffith (34.289°S, 146.0437°E, 128m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:28am EST 6:54am EST 5:46pm EST 6:12pm EST 11:23pm EST 9:57am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
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Rain for next 7 days
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