Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - West Kimberley District
A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides
flood warning services for the community of Western Australia
Final Flood Warning for the West Kimberley including Cape Leveque
Issued at 9:31 am WST on Tuesday 20 January 2015
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
In the absence of significant forecast rainfall, stream rises with areas of
flooding are expected to ease in the the Lennard, Isdell and Prince Regent
River catchments in the West Kimberley including the Cape Leveque and Broome
during Tuesday and into Wednesday.
Rainfall recorded for the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday in the west Kimberley is
generally less than 20mm.
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 www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/
For the latest weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/
No further flood warning for the West Kimberley will be issued unless
Latest River Heights:
Lennard River at Mount Joseph 1.57m steady 08:05 AM TUE 20/01/15
Isdell River at Dales Yard 1.72m steady 09:00 AM TUE 20/01/15
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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