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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Fitzroy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

Issued at 10:41 am WST on Wednesday 15 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 8

River levels have fallen below the minor flood level at all forecast locations.

Seasonal showers and thunderstorms to continue over most of the Fitzroy
catchment. Whilst river rises are still possible in response to isolated storm
activity, areas of widespread flooding are no longer expected in the Fitzroy
River catchment.

Fitzroy River from Noonkanbah to Willare:
No further flooding is expected in the Fitzroy River from Noonkanbah to Willare.

The Fitzroy River at Willare is currently at 7.52 metres and falling.

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:
Fitzroy River at Dimond Gorge, 3.28, Falling, 09:00 AM WED 15/03/17
Margaret River at Margaret River Gorge, 2.06, Steady, 09:00 AM WED 15/03/17
Leopold River at Mount Winifred, 1.39, Steady, 09:00 AM WED 15/03/17
Margaret River at Me No Savvy, 0.91, Steady, 09:15 AM WED 15/03/17
Margaret River at Mount Krauss, 1.61, Steady, 09:00 AM WED 15/03/17
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing Br, 5.16, Rising, 09:00 AM WED 15/03/17
Christmas Creek downstream of Homestead, 1.07, Steady, 09:10 AM WED 15/03/17
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Barrage, 5.73, Rising, 09:10 AM WED 15/03/17
Fitzroy River at Looma, 6.03, Steady, 09:15 AM WED 15/03/17
Fitzroy River at Willare, 7.52, Falling, 08:10 AM WED 15/03/17

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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