Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Fortescue River
Final Flood Warning for the Fortescue River
Issued at 10:50 am WST on Friday 10 February 2017
Flood Warning Number: 2
Significant river rises and areas of flooding have occurred in the lower
Fortescue River catchment during Thursday.
For the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, rainfall recorded in the catchments are less
than 20 mm. For the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, no significant rainfall is
forecast in the Fortescue River catchment.
Though renewed river rises possible in response to recent rainfall in the
catchment, widespread flooding is not expected in the catchment during Friday
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
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Fortescue River at Newman Road Br, 0.46, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 10/02/17
Fortescue River at Deep Reach, 0.77, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 10/02/17
Fortescue River at Gregory Gorge, 1.33, Steady, 06:10 AM FRI 10/02/17
Fortescue River at Bilanoo, 2.30, Steady, 03:20 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.
With a few days to go until the official end to the summer season, it looks like parts of New South Wales could still see the odd drop of rain.
A weak cold front will clip the southern parts of South Australia today and reach Victoria in the afternoon.
Heavy rainfall that caused flooding across southern Western Australia a week ago has filled Perth's river systems with sediment and nutrients, as well as potentially harmful bacteria.