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  • Minor Flood Warning For The Paroo River (Nsw) Sat 21 May 2022

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
      
    Minor Flood Warning For The Paroo River (Nsw) 
    Issued at 11:56 AM EST on Saturday 21 May 2022
    Flood Watch Number: 9
    
    MINOR FLOODING CONTINUING AT WILLARA CROSSING
     A minor flood peak of 1.28 metres was observed at Hungerford (QLD) on Friday morning, the main peak is now at Willara Crossing where minor flooding is occurring. Renewed river level rises along the upstream locations of the Paroo River (QLD) combined with recent local rainfall is likely to cause prolonged minor flooding at Willara Crossing with possible further rises.
     Predictions for Wanaaring will be provided once a peak at Willara Crossing is observed.
    
    Paroo River (NSW):
    Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River at Willara Crossing.
    
    The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is likely to reach around 1.60 metres during Sunday 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/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 12:00 pm EST on Sunday 22 May 2022.
    
    Latest River Heights:
    Paroo River at Eulo,Not Available,Not Available,Not Available
    Paroo River at Caiwarro,1.09,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Paroo River at Willara Crossing,1.46,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Paroo River at Wanaaring,Not Available,Not Available,Not Available
    Turra at Cuttaburra Channel,1.65,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    
    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.