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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - De Grey River Catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Flood Warning for the De Grey River Catchment

Issued at 10:42 am WST on Thursday 19 January 2017
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Flood Warning Number: 11

River levels above the minor flood level are expected to continue in the De
Grey River catchment during Thursday into Friday.

A trough lies across the inland Pilbara to a broad low pressure system over the
North Interior, which is forecast to move slowly southwest over the next few
days.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, isolated heavy falls up to 65 mm have been
recorded in the De Grey River catchment.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, widespread falls of 15 mm to 30 mm with
isolated totals up to 100 mm are forecast for the upper De Grey River catchment.

Oakover River:
Minor flooding is expected to continue at Ripon Hills Road during Thursday into
Friday.

Nullagine River:
Minor flooding is expected to continue at Nullagine and Tumbinna Pool during
Thursday into Friday.

Coongan River:
Significant river rises have occurred in response to isolated storm activity in
the Coongan River catchment. River levels above the minor flood level are
expected to continue at Marble Bar and Marble Bar Road Crossing during Thursday
into Friday.

De Grey River:
The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is likely to remain below the minor flood
level (5.50 m) during Thursday into Friday.

The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is currently at 1.84 metres and steady.

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:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am WST on Friday 20 January 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Oakover River at Ripon Hills Road, 2.50, Steady, 10:00 AM THU 19/01/17
Nullagine River at Nullagine, 1.50, Steady, 08:00 AM THU 19/01/17
Nullagine River at Tumbinna Pool, 3.22, Steady, 10:00 AM THU 19/01/17
Coongan River at Marble Bar, 3.07, Steady, 03:15 AM THU 19/01/17
Coongan River at Marble Bar Rd xing, 1.31, Steady, 04:00 AM THU 19/01/17
Shaw River at North Pole Mine, -0.21, Rising, 03:15 AM THU 19/01/17
Shaw River at Marble Bar Road Crossing, 0.66, Steady, 10:00 AM THU 19/01/17
De Grey River at Coolenar Pool, 1.84, Steady, 03:15 AM THU 19/01/17

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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