Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Preston River Catchment
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 9:45 am WST on Sunday 31 August 2014
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
All rivers in the Preston River catchment are below the minor flood levels and
flooding is not expected in the catchment during next few days.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:
All rivers in the Preston River catchment are expected to remain below the
minor flood levels during next few days.
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 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/wa/flood .
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/.
No further flood warnings will be issued for the Preston River catchment unless
Latest River Heights:
Thompson Brook at Woodperry 1.36m steady 09:00 AM SUN 31/08/14
Preston River at Donnybrook 2.85m steady 08:55 AM SUN 31/08/14
Preston River at Boyanup Br 2.23m steady 09:00 AM SUN 31/08/14
Preston River at Lowden Rd Bridge 2.34m steady 09:00 AM SUN 31/08/14
Ferguson River at Doudell Rd Bridge NA
Ferguson River at South Western Hwy 0.69m steady 08:55 AM SUN 31/08/14
Information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA Customer Contact Centre on
138 138 or at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.
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