Weather Warnings - Flooding Outlook Advice - Pilbara
A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides
flood warning services for the community of Western Australia
Cancellation of Flood Watch for the Pilbara District
Issued at 11:13 am WST on Friday 24 March 2017
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
Recent thunderstorm activity over the Pilbara has caused river rises in the
Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments and De Grey River catchment.
Flood warnings are current for the Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments and De
Grey River catchment.
River rises also occurred in the Fortescue River and Ashburton River, however,
widespread flooding is not expected along these rivers.
DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and
be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers
need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel
plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and
Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au
Current river levels are available from Department of Water at
This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood
For the latest weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts
No further flood watches for the Pilbara District will be issued for this event.
Information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visit
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