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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Fitzroy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides flood warning
services for the community of Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River Catchment
Issued at 10:32 am WST on Monday 12 January 2015
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre


The Fitzroy River at Willare has peaked at 7.7 metres (minor flood level 8.0
metres) on Monday morning.

No significant rainfall has been recorded for the last two days in the Fitzroy
River catchment and normal to quiet seasonal activity is expected over the next
three days.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
The Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing is expected to continue to fall for the
next few days.

The Fitzroy River at Noonkanbah is expected to continue to fall for the next
few days.

The Fitzroy River at Willare is expected to remain below the minor flood level
(8.0 metres) and expected to fall slowly during the next few days.

DFES's State Emergency Service (SES) 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. Flood waters are dangerous and you
should not walk, swim or play in them. For SES assistance call 132 500.


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.

This warning is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/

Next Issue:
No further flood warnings for the Fitzroy River catchment will be issued unless
conditions change.

Latest River Heights:
Hann River at Phillips Range 1.62m steady 09:00 AM MON 12/01/15
Fitzroy River at Dimond Gorge 2.11m steady 08:00 AM MON 12/01/15
Margaret River at Margaret River Gorge 1.57m falling 07:55 AM MON 12/01/15
Leopold River at Mount Winifred 0.97m steady 08:00 AM MON 12/01/15
Margaret River at Mount Krauss 0.94m steady 08:00 AM MON 12/01/15
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing Br 3.1m steady 08:55 AM MON 12/01/15
Christmas Creek downstream of Homestead 0.82m steady 08:00 AM MON 12/01/15
Fitzroy River at Noonkanbah 4.17m steady 09:00 AM MON 12/01/15
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Barrage 3.72m falling 08:00 AM MON 12/01/15
Fitzroy River at Looma 5.93m steady 08:10 AM MON 12/01/15
Fitzroy River at Willare 7.69m steady 08:10 AM MON 12/01/15

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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