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Flood Warning - Fitzroy River

2 February 2018 10:55 WST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

Issued at 10:55 am WST on Friday 2 February 2018
Flood Warning Number: 6

While river rises are possible from flood waters moving downstream, widespread
flooding is no longer expected for the Fitzroy River

The Fitzroy River catchment is not expected to receive any further significant
rainfall over the next few days.

Fitzroy River from Fitzroy Crossing to Noonkanbah:
No further flooding is expected in the Fitzroy River from Fitzroy Crossing to
Noonkanbah.

The Fitzroy River at Noonkanbah is 9.29m and falling. The Fitzroy River at
Noonkanbah is expected to remain below the minor flood level (9.50 m) overnight
Friday into Saturday.

Fitzroy River from Noonkanbah to Willare:
No further flooding is expected in the Fitzroy River from Noonkanbah to Willare.

The Fitzroy River at Willare is currently at 7.11 metres and steady. The
Fitzroy River at Willare is expected to remain below the minor flood level
(8.00 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

Flood Safety Advice:
DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and
be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers
need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel
plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and
velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au
Current river levels are available from Department of Water at
www.water.wa.gov.au

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Fitzroy River at Dimond Gorge, 4.75, Rising, 08:00 AM FRI 02/02/18
Margaret River at Margaret River Gorge, 2.27, Steady, 08:25 AM FRI 02/02/18
Leopold River at Mount Winifred, 1.93, Steady, 08:55 AM FRI 02/02/18
Margaret River at Me No Savvy, 1.10, Steady, 08:30 AM FRI 02/02/18
Margaret River at Mount Krauss, 1.92, Steady, 09:05 AM FRI 02/02/18
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing Br, 7.89, Steady, 09:00 AM FRI 02/02/18
Christmas Creek downstream of Homestead, 1.04, Steady, 08:25 AM FRI 02/02/18
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Barrage, 6.60, Falling, 09:05 AM FRI 02/02/18
Fitzroy River at Looma, 6.72, Falling, 09:05 AM FRI 02/02/18
Fitzroy River at Willare, 7.11, Rising, 09:05 AM FRI 02/02/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts.