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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 10:31 am WST on Sunday 26 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 4

Recent thunderstorm activity over the Pilbara Coastal River catchments has
caused river rises in the Turner River, Yule River and Sherlock River. River
rises and areas of flooding are expected to ease in the Pilbara Coastal Rivers
catchments during Sunday into Monday.

Renewed river rises are possible along the Pilbara Coastal Rivers as
floodwaters move downstream, however, widespread flooding is not expected. No
significant rainfall is forecast in the catchment for Sunday.

Pilbara Coastal Rivers:
The Maitland River at Miaree Pool is currently below the minor flood level (2.0
m) and steady.
The Sherlock River at Sherlock Road Bridge is currently below the minor flood
level (4.0 m) and steady.
The Yule River at Jelliabidina is currently below the minor flood level (2.5 m)
and steady.
The Turner River at Pincunah is at 0.72 m and steady on Sunday morning.

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, 1.24, Steady, 07:20 AM SUN 26/03/17
Turner River at Pincunah, 0.72, Steady, 09:00 AM SUN 26/03/17
Sherlock River at Road Bridge, 0.39, Steady, 09:00 AM SUN 26/03/17
Maitland River at Miaree Pool, 0.18, Steady, 09:00 AM SUN 26/03/17

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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