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  • Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Darling River Fri 01 Jul 2022

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
      
    Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Darling River 
    Issued at 02:42 PM EST on Friday 01 July 2022
    Flood Watch Number: 35
    
    *Re-issued to correct river level observation at Bourke*
     MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT TILPA LATE NEXT WEEK
     MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING AT LOUTH AND TILPA, LIKELY AT WILCANNIA
     MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT BOURKE, WILCANNIA, MENINDEE AND BURTUNDY
     MINOR FLOODING LIKELY AT POONCARIE FROM AROUND MONDAY
     The main flood peak along the Darling River has now passed Bourke, where minor flooding is easing slowly. This flood peak is now at Louth, where moderate flooding continues.
     Downstream at Tilpa, moderate flooding continues and further rises to the major flood level are possible late next week.
     At Wilcannia, moderate flooding is likely over the weekend and is expected to continue through to late July.
     At Menindee, river levels are likely to remain near 9.00 metres through to July as WaterNSW plans to maintain current release levels. The release plan follows consultation with the SES and local communities.
     Minor flooding is occurring at Burtundy and is likely at Pooncarie over the weekend.
    
    Barwon and Darling Rivers downstream of Brewarrina to Bourke:
    Minor flooding is occurring at Bourke.
    The Darling River at Bourke peaked near 10.89 metres on Monday 20 June and is currently at 10.49 metres and falling, with minor flooding.
    
    Darling River downstream of  Bourke to Tilpa:
    Major flooding is possible at Tilpa. Moderate flooding is occurring at Louth and Tilpa.
    The Darling River at Louth is steady near its peak of around 10.80 metres, with moderate flooding.
    
    The Darling River at Tilpa may peak near the major flood level (11.50 metres) around 7-9 July.
    
    Darling River downstream of Tilpa to Wilcannia:
    Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Wilcannia.
    The Darling River at Wilcannia is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (9.70 metres) around 3-5 July. The river level may reach near 9.80 metres around mid to late July, with moderate flooding.
    
    Darling River downstream of Wilcannia to Burtundy:
    Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Menindee and Burtundy. Minor flooding is expected at Pooncarie.
    The Darling River at Menindee Town is steady around 8.90 metres, with minor flooding.
    The Darling River at Menindee Town is likely to remain around 9.00 metres until late July, with minor flooding.
    
    The Darling River at Pooncarie is likely to reach the minor flood level (6.80 metres) around 3-5 July. The river level may reach around 7.00 metres during mid to late July, with minor flooding.
    
    The Darling River at Burtundy may reach 6.80 metres around late 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/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 02:00 pm EST on Monday 04 July 2022.
    
    Latest River Heights:
    Darling River at Bourke,10.49,Falling,02:00 PM FRI 01/07/22
    Darling River at Louth,10.72,Steady,02:00 PM FRI 01/07/22
    Darling River at Tilpa,11.30,Rising,02:00 PM FRI 01/07/22
    Darling River at Wilcannia,9.66,Rising,02:00 PM FRI 01/07/22
    Darling River at Menindee Town,8.91,Steady,02:00 PM FRI 01/07/22
    Darling River at Menindee Weir 32,6.41,Steady,02:00 PM FRI 01/07/22
    Darling River at Pooncarie,6.74,Rising,02:00 PM FRI 01/07/22
    Darling River at Burtundy,6.41,Rising,02:00 PM FRI 01/07/22
    
    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.