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  • Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River Mon 04 Jul 2022

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
      
    Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River 
    Issued at 04:38 PM EST on Monday 04 July 2022
    Flood Watch Number: 31
    
    *re-issue to correct Cottons Weir forecast
     MINOR FLOODING LIKELY AT COTTONS WEIR ON MONDAY EVENING
     Moderate rainfall recorded across the Lachlan river catchment has caused river level rises along the Lachlan River and its tributaries. Minor flooding is likely at Cottons Weir from Monday evening. Forbes is expected to remain below the minor flood level (8.80 metres).
     Rises are expected downstream of Cottons Weir. At Jemalong, the flood peak may pass below the minor flood level (7.20 metres) later this week. Once a peak is observed at Cottons Weir, revised predictions will be made for Jemalong. A prediction will be made for Condobolin once upstream peaks are observed.
     Minor flooding continues along the Lachlan River at Booligal, where river levels are rising slowly.
    
    Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
    Minor flooding is likely to along the Lachlan River at Cottons Weir.
    The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir is likely to reach the minor flood level (3.50 m) Monday evening and may peak near 3.70 metres Tuesday afternoon, with minor flooding.
    
    The Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir may reach around 6.70 metres Thursday afternoon, below the minor flood level (7.20 metres). Further rises are possible.
    
    Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
    Minor flooding continues along the Lachlan River at Booligal.
    Renewed river rises are likely at Booligal Weir, where river levels may reach 2.70 metres around mid July, with minor flooding.
    
    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.
    
    Next issue:
    The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 05 July 2022.
    
    Latest River Heights:
    Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.76,Falling,03:30 PM MON 04/07/22
    Lachlan River at Cowra,2.97,Rising,03:30 PM MON 04/07/22
    Lachlan River at Nanami,4.62,Falling,04:00 PM MON 04/07/22
    Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,6.62,Rising,04:00 PM MON 04/07/22
    Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,2.55,Rising,04:00 PM MON 04/07/22
    Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,4.82,Rising,03:45 PM MON 04/07/22
    Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,3.25,Steady,04:00 PM MON 04/07/22
    Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.03,Falling,04:00 PM MON 04/07/22
    Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.54,Rising,04:00 PM MON 04/07/22
    
    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.