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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Pilbara Streams

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the Pilbara Coastal Rivers

Issued at 9:54 am WST on Friday 10 February 2017
Flood Warning Number: 4

Significant river rises and areas of flooding have occurred in the Pilbara
Coastal Rivers catchments overnight Wednesday into Thursday from recent
rainfall in the catchments.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, rainfall recorded in the catchments are less
than 20mm. For the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, no significant rainfall is
forecast in the catchments.

Pilbara Coastal Rivers:
Major flooding has occurred in the Maitland River at Miaree Pool. The river has
now fallen below the minor flood level.

Though renewed river rises are possible in the Maitland River, Yule River and
Sherlock River in response to recent rainfall, widespread flooding is no longer
expected in the Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments.

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
velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au
Current river levels are available from Department of Water at
www.water.wa.gov.au

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

Latest River Heights:
Yule River at Jelliabidina Well, 0.79, Steady, 12:00 AM FRI 10/02/17
Turner River at Pincunah, 1.01, Steady, 06:10 AM FRI 10/02/17
Sherlock River at Road Bridge, 0.83, Steady, 08:00 AM FRI 10/02/17
Maitland River at Miaree Pool, 1.94, Falling, 09:00 AM FRI 10/02/17

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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