Weather

Flood Warning for the Ord River Catchment

11 January 2018 10:03 WST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the Ord River

Issued at 10:03 am WST on Thursday 11 January 2018
Flood Warning Number: 3

Flooding is expected to ease in the lower Dunham River and Ord River catchments
over the next few days.

No further significant rainfall is expected in the Ord River catchment over the
next few days.




Ord River downstream of Lake Argyle:
River levels in the Dunham River at Flying Fox Hole have peaked and are now
below the minor flood level and falling. River levels further downstream in the
Ord River at Tarrara Bar are also falling.

No further flooding is expected in the Dunham River and the Ord River
downstream of Lake Argyle.

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:
Ord River at Bedford Downs, -0.05, Steady, 06:00 AM THU 11/01/18
Ord River at Old Ord Homestead, 0.38, Steady, 12:00 AM THU 11/01/18
Negri River at Mistake Ck Homestead, 0.83, Rising, 12:00 AM THU 11/01/18
Wilson River at Odonnell River, 0.64, Steady, 09:00 AM THU 11/01/18
Dunham River at Dunham Gorge, 1.77, Steady, 07:00 AM THU 11/01/18
Dunham River at Flying Fox Hole, 3.20, Steady, 08:00 AM THU 11/01/18
Ord River at Tarrara Bar, 2.44, Steady, 04:00 AM THU 11/01/18
King River at Cockburn North, 0.87, Steady, 12:00 AM THU 11/01/18

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.