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  • Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
    Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River 
    Issued at 09:09 AM EDT on Monday 17 January 2022
    Flood Watch Number: 135
     The Lachlan River at Jemalong has fallen below the minor flood level.
     Releases from Brewster Weir have caused minor flooding at Hillston and Booligal.
    Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
    Minor flooding is occurring at Hillston and Booligal.
    The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.40 metres) through to mid to late January.
    The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.70 metres during the fourth week of January with minor flooding.
    Lachlan River at Cottons Weir:
    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:
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     * Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations:
     * Latest NSW Warnings:
     * Rainfall Forecasts:
     * BOM NSW Twitter:
    Next issue:
    The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EDT on Wednesday 19 January 2022.
    Latest River Heights:
    Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,0.77,Steady,08:30 AM MON 17/01/22
    Lachlan River at Cowra,3.95,Steady,11:30 PM SUN 16/01/22
    Lachlan River at Nanami,4.53,Steady,08:30 AM MON 17/01/22
    Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,6.10,Steady,09:00 AM MON 17/01/22
    Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,2.32,Steady,09:00 AM MON 17/01/22
    Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,7.07,Steady,07:45 AM MON 17/01/22
    Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,4.41,Steady,09:00 AM MON 17/01/22
    Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.42,Falling,09:00 AM MON 17/01/22
    Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.54,Rising,09:00 AM MON 17/01/22
    This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at