Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Preston River Catchment
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides
flood warning services for the community of Western Australia
Cancellation of Flood Warning for the Preston River Catchment
Issued at 3:34 pm WST on Thursday 13 December 2012
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
No significant rainfall has been recorded in the Preston River catchment since
9am Thursday. Isolated thunderstorms have been forecast for Thursday.
The recent rainfall has caused stream rises and some areas of minor flooding in
the Preston River catchment over the last few days. All rivers have now fallen
below the minor flood level.
In the absence of significant forecast rainfall, the rivers in the Preston
River catchment are expected to remain below the minor flood level.
DFES's State Emergency Service (SES) 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 velocity.
Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au.
Current river levels are available from Department of Water at
This advice is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and river
information are available at www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/wa.
Forecast for Thursday: Scattered thunderstorms.
No further Flood Warnings will be issued unless conditions change.
Latest River Heights:
Thompson Brook at Woodperry 0.18m steady 02:00 PM THU 13/12/12
Preston River at Donnybrook 1.82m steady 03:00 PM THU 13/12/12
Preston River at Boyanup Br 0.35m steady 02:40 PM THU 13/12/12
Preston River at Lowden Rd Bridge NA
Ferguson River at Doudell Rd Bridge NA
Ferguson River at South Western Hwy 0.93m falling 03:00 PM THU 13/12/12
Information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA Customer Contact Centre on
138 138 or at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.