Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Fortescue River
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides
flood warning services for the community of Western Australia
Final Flood Warning for the Fortescue River Catchment
Issued at 10:47 am WST on Monday 1 February 2016
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
River levels are below minor flood levels in the Fortescue River Catchment.
With no significant rainfall forecast, flooding is not expected to develop.
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 warning is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and
river information are available at http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/
No further flood warnings for the Fortescue River Catchment will be issued
unless conditions change.
Latest River Heights:
Fortescue River at Newman Road Br 1.58m steady 10:00 AM MON 01/02/16
Weeli Wolli Ck at Tarina 0.79m steady 09:00 AM MON 01/02/16
Fortescue River at Deep Reach 0.63m steady 09:00 AM MON 01/02/16
Fortescue River at Gregory Gorge 0.69m steady 09:10 AM MON 01/02/16
Fortescue River at Bilanoo -0.3m steady 09:00 AM MON 01/02/16
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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