Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Murrumbidgee River
Issued at 10:51 AM EST on Tuesday 16 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 27
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 Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai peaked Monday morning with minor flooding and currently river levels have fallen below the minor flood level.
The main flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River is at Narrandera where river levels have peaked on Tuesday morning 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 Thursday.
Minor flooding is possible at Carrathool and Hay from mid next week. During late August Hay may reach moderate flooding.
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:
River levels are easing along the Murrumbidgee River downstream of Burrinjuck at Gundagai.
The Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai peaked at 6.08 metres around 09:00 am Monday with minor flooding. River levels fell below the minor flood level (6.10 metres) Monday afternoon.
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 07:00 am Tuesday 16 August and is currently at 7.52 metres and steady with moderate flooding.
The Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera is likely to remain around the moderate flood level (7.30 m) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
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 Thursday, 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) early 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.
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 Wednesday 17 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Tumut River at Tumut,0.87,Falling,10:10 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai,5.81,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah,7.02,Steady,10:10 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga,6.58,Steady,10:10 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera,7.52,Steady,10:15 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir,6.62,Steady,09:47 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point,5.83,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream,5.99,Steady,09:47 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream,5.67,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir,5.70,Steady,09:47 AM TUE 16/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream,6.13,Steady,09:00 AM 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.
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Maffra 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the E early this morning. Areas of morning frost in the E. High chance of showers near the Victorian border, medium chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h turning SW in the late morning.
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