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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning -Gascoyne Catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the Gascoyne River

Issued at 10:53 am WST on Tuesday 13 February 2018
Flood Warning Number: 2

Isolated heavy rainfall in the Gascoyne catchment over the past few days have
resulted in areas of minor flooding in the catchment. Flows are expected to
continue downstream, culminating in a peak below the minor flood level in the
Gascoyne River at Nine Bridge early Tuesday afternoon.

Lyons River:
No further flooding is expected in the Lyons River.

Gascoyne River to Jimba:
No further flooding is expected in the Gascoyne River to Jimba.

Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba:
No further flooding is expected in the Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba.

The Gascoyne River at Nine Mile Bridge is currently at 3.80 metres and rising.
The Gascoyne River at Nine Mile Bridge is expected to peak near 4.20 metres
early Tuesday afternoon.

Flood Safety Advice:
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

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Gascoyne River at Yinnetharra, 1.52, Steady, 08:00 AM TUE 13/02/18
Lyons River at Lyons River Crossing, 1.08, Steady, 08:00 AM TUE 13/02/18
Gascoyne River at Jimba, 3.05, Falling, 09:00 AM TUE 13/02/18
Gascoyne River at Fishy Pool, 3.34, Falling, 07:00 AM TUE 13/02/18
Gascoyne River at Nine Mile Bridge, 3.80, Rising, 09:00 AM TUE 13/02/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts.
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