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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Hunter River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

FINAL MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE WOLLOMBI BROOK AT BULGA
Issued at 1:10 pm EDT on Saturday 9 January 2016
Flood Warning Number: 18


The Wollombi Brook at Bulga dropped below the minor flood level [3.0 metres]
around midday today [Saturday 9/1/16].

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/

Next Issue:
No further warnings will be issued for this event

Note: river levels are update more frequently on www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/

Latest River Heights:
Hunter R at Muswellbrook 0.62m steady 11:45 AM SAT 09/01/16
Hunter R at Denman 1.24m steady 12:45 PM SAT 09/01/16
Wollombi Bk at Bulga 2.98m falling 12:15 PM SAT 09/01/16
Hunter R at Singleton 4.15m falling 12:15 PM SAT 09/01/16
Hunter R at Greta 4.48m falling 12:00 PM SAT 09/01/16
Hunter R at Maitland Belmore Br 4.12m falling 12:45 PM SAT 09/01/16
Paterson R at Gostwyck Br 3.3m falling 12:45 PM SAT 09/01/16
Williams R at Dungog 1.63m falling 12:00 PM SAT 09/01/16
Williams R at Mill Dam Falls 1.81m falling 12:15 PM SAT 09/01/16

For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/
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