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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for the Ord River Catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

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

Cancellation of Flood Warning for the Ord River Catchment
Issued at 10:21 am WST on Wednesday 19 February 2014
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre

River levels in the lower reaches of the Dunham and Ord Rivers are below the
minor flood level and falling.

Little rainfall has been recorded in the Ord River catchment for the 24 hours
to 9am Wednesday.

For the Ord River catchment for the remainder of Wednesday to 9am Thursday,
rainfall in the lower end of the catchment is forecast to be isolated totals of
5-20mm, with falls under thunderstorms of up to 40mm possible.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

The Dunham River at Flying Fox Hole peaked at 6.3 metres (minor flood level 6.5
metres) around 10pm Tuesday is now falling.

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.

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/

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

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

Latest River Heights:
Ord River at Bedford Downs 1.27m steady 08:00 AM WED 19/02/14
Fletcher Ck Trib at Frog Hollow 0.37m steady 09:00 AM WED 19/02/14
Ord River at Old Ord Homestead 3.2m steady 09:00 AM WED 19/02/14
Negri River at Mistake Ck Homestead 1.88m steady 09:00 AM WED 19/02/14
Wilson River at Odonnell River 2.32m falling 09:00 AM WED 19/02/14
Dunham River at Dunham Gorge 2.23m steady 09:00 AM WED 19/02/14
Dunham River at Flying Fox Hole 5.33m falling 08:55 AM WED 19/02/14
Ord River at Tarrara Bar 4.74m steady 09:00 AM WED 19/02/14
King River at Cockburn North 1.02m steady 09:00 AM WED 19/02/14

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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