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  • Minor Flood Warning For The Warrego River (Nsw) Wed 18 May 2022

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
      
    Minor Flood Warning For The Warrego River (Nsw) 
    Issued at 11:03 AM EST on Wednesday 18 May 2022
    Flood Watch Number: 3
    
    MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT FORDS BRIDGE BYWASH FROM THIS WEEKEND
     A flood peak moved through Barringun on Monday 16 May and is likely near Enngonia below the minor flood level.
     Local rainfall in the area of Fords Bridge last week has caused elevated river levels at Fords Bridge which are just below the minor flood level and falling. The flood peak near Enngonia will near Fords Bridge early next week, with minor flooding possible along the Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash from this weekend.
     A second flood peak on the Warrego River is moving through Queensland and is approaching Wyandra (Qld). This flood peak is expected to move through into NSW early next week. Peak height predictions for this flood peak will be made after upstream peaks in Queensland are observed.
    
    Warrego River (NSW):
    Minor flooding may occur along the Warrego River (NSW).
    
    The Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash may reach the minor flood level (1.70 m) during the weekend. Further rises are possible with this first peak.
    
    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/outerwest.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 11:00 am EST on Friday 20 May 2022.
    
    Latest River Heights:
    Warrego River at Barringun No. 2,1.64,Falling,10:00 AM WED 18/05/22
    Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash,1.63,Falling,10:15 AM WED 18/05/22
    
    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.