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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Fitzroy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Minor Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

Issued at 10:49 am WST on Friday 20 January 2017
Flood Warning Number: 7

Minor flooding is expected to continue in the Fitzroy River catchment during
Friday into Saturday.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 10 mm to 30 mm
have been recorded in the Fitzroy River catchment with isolated higher falls up
to 36mm.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 10 mm to 30 mm
with isolated higher totals of up to 80 mm are forecast for the Fitzroy River
catchment.

Fitzroy River to Fitzroy Crossing:
The Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing is expected to remain below the minor
flood level (9.50 m) during Friday into Saturday.

The Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing is currently at 7.25 metres and steady.

Fitzroy River from Fitzroy Crossing to Noonkanbah:
Minor flooding is expected along the Fitzroy River from Fitzroy Crossing to
Noonkanbah.

The Fitzroy River at Noonkanbah is currently at 9.52 metres and steady. The
Fitzroy River at Noonkanbah is expected to remain above the minor flood level
(9.50 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

Fitzroy River from Noonkanbah to Willare:
Minor flooding is likely along the Fitzroy River from Noonkanbah to Willare.

The Fitzroy River at Willare is currently at 7.68 metres and steady. The
Fitzroy River at Willare is likely to reach the minor flood level (8.00 m)
overnight Friday into Saturday.

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 Saturday 21 January 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Fitzroy River at Dimond Gorge, 3.80, Falling, 09:20 AM FRI 20/01/17
Margaret River at Margaret River Gorge, 3.15, Steady, 09:15 AM FRI 20/01/17
Leopold River at Mount Winifred, 1.89, Steady, 09:15 AM FRI 20/01/17
Margaret River at Me No Savvy, 1.87, Steady, 09:20 AM FRI 20/01/17
Margaret River at Mount Krauss, 2.69, Falling, 09:20 AM FRI 20/01/17
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing Br, 7.25, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Christmas Creek downstream of Homestead, 2.05, Steady, 09:20 AM FRI 20/01/17
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Barrage, 6.59, Falling, 09:30 AM FRI 20/01/17
Fitzroy River at Looma, 6.74, Falling, 09:20 AM FRI 20/01/17
Fitzroy River at Willare, 7.69, Steady, 09:15 AM FRI 20/01/17

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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