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Flood Warning - MacQuarie River

26 September 2016 05:59 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales


MINOR TO MAJOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE MACQUARIE RIVER
Issued at 5:59 am EST on Monday 26 September 2016
Flood Warning Number: 43

Major flooding is easing along the Macquarie River at Warren Town where the
river peaked at 9.23 metres Sunday morning [25/09/16].

Minor flooding continues along the Macquarie River at Wellington and Narromine.


Up to 17 millimetres of rain was recorded in the Macquarie River catchment
Saturday night. This rain is expected to cause minor flooding at Dubbo and
downstream.

Increased releases from Burrendong Dam to regain airspace are possible over the
next 48 hours, which could produce further river rises. The situation is being
closely monitored and revised predictions issued if necessary.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Wellington (Macquarie River)
- remain above minor flood level over the weekend due to continued controlled
releases from Burrendong Dam

Dubbo
- exceed minor flood level (5.5 metres) around 9am Monday [26/09/16]
- peak near 6.0 metres around midday Monday with minor flooding

Narromine
- Reach 8.0 metres with minor flooding around midnight Tuesday [27/09/16]

Warren
- A renewed river rise can be expected around Friday [30/09/16]. Reach 9.0
metres with major flooding.

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11am Monday [26/09/16].

Latest River Heights:
Macquarie R at Bathurst 1.32m falling 05:31 AM MON 26/09/16
Macquarie R at Wellington Br 5.97m falling 05:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Bell R at Neurea 1.87m rising 05:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Macquarie R at Dubbo 4.81m rising 05:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Macquarie R at Baroona 6.54m rising 05:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Macquarie R at Narromine 6.55m rising 06:00 PM SUN 25/09/16
Macquarie R at Gin Gin Weir 9.81m rising 05:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Macquarie R at Warren Town 9.21m steady 02:00 PM SUN 25/09/16
Macquarie R at Carinda 2.73m rising 05:00 AM MON 26/09/16

For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/