Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 04:28 PM EST on Sunday 07 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 58
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT COTTONS WEIR AND LIKELY AT FORBES SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING
River levels along the Lachlan River at Nanami fell below the minor flood level (7.40 metres) early Sunday morning.
The main flood peak along the Lachlan River is now approaching Forbes which, combined with floodwaters from the Mandagery Creek, has caused minor flooding at Cottons Weir. Minor flooding is likely at Forbes from Sunday night into Monday morning.
River levels along the Lachlan River at Euabalong have fallen below the minor flood level (6.40 metres).
Renewed river level rises are likely downstream of Cottons Weir. Predictions will be provided once upstream peaks at Forbes and Cottons Weir are observed.
Minor flooding continues along the lower Lachlan River at Hillston and Booligal.
Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring at Cottons Weir and is likely at Forbes Sunday night into Monday morning.
The Lachlan River at Nanami peaked at 7.60 metres around 04:00 am Sunday with minor flooding and is currently at 6.91 metres and falling, below the minor flood level (7.40 metres).
The Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge may exceed the minor flood level (8.80 m) overnight Sunday into Monday and may peak near 9.00 metres Monday morning with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir may reach around 5.00 metres Monday afternoon, with minor flooding.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
River levels at Euabalong have fallen below the minor flood level.
The Lachlan River at Euabalong is currently at 6.14 metres and falling, below the minor flood level.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring at Hillston and Booligal.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir peaked at 2.43 metres around 06:00 pm Thursday 04 August and is currently at 2.41 metres and falling, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir is likely to remain above the minor flood level (2.40 m) until Monday evening.
The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.90 metres by next weekend 13-14 Aug.
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.
The next warning will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Monday 08 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,2.01,Falling,03:30 PM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Cowra,4.06,Steady,04:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Nanami,6.91,Falling,04:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,7.80,Rising,04:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,3.63,Rising,03:30 PM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,5.76,Rising,03:45 PM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,3.42,Rising,04:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Euabalong,6.14,Falling,08:30 AM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.41,Falling,04:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.80,Rising,04:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
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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Merriangaah 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the E. The chance of morning fog. Medium chance of showers about the ranges, slight chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1100 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm about the ranges from late this morning, with possible small hail. Light winds.
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