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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - De Grey River Catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the De Grey River Catchment

Issued at 10:24 am WST on Monday 13 February 2017
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Flood Warning Number: 11

Recent heavy rain has caused significant stream rises in the Oakover River,
Nullagine River, Coongan River, and Shaw River. Renewed river rises and wider
areas of flooding have eased in the De Gray River catchment.

Significant flooding downstream in the De Grey River is unlikely, however
thunderstorms in the area may result in stream and river rises throughout the
De Grey catchment over next few days.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Monday, no significant rainfall has been recorded in
the De Grey River catchment. No significant widespread rainfall is forecast for
the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday.

Nullagine River:
The Nullagine River at Tumbinna Pool is above the minor flood level and falling
slowly. The river is expected to remain above the minor flood level during
Monday and Tuesday

De Grey River:
Minor flooding is not expected to occur along the De Grey River at Coolenar
Pool.

The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is currently at 1.87 metres and steady. The
De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is expected to remain below the minor flood
level (5.50 m) during Monday into Tuesday.

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:
Oakover River at Ripon Hills Road, 1.09, Steady, 08:00 AM MON 13/02/17
Nullagine River at Nullagine, 0.39, Rising, 09:00 AM MON 13/02/17
Nullagine River at Tumbinna Pool, 1.84, Steady, 08:00 AM MON 13/02/17
Coongan River at Marble Bar, 0.64, Steady, 09:10 AM MON 13/02/17
Coongan River at Marble Bar Rd xing, 1.58, Steady, 09:10 AM MON 13/02/17
Shaw River at Marble Bar Road Crossing, 0.92, Steady, 09:05 AM MON 13/02/17
De Grey River at Coolenar Pool, 1.84, Steady, 08:20 AM MON 13/02/17

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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