Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for the Ord River Catchment
Final Flood Warning for the Ord River
Issued at 10:45 am WST on Friday 17 February 2017
Flood Warning Number: 12
River rises have been observed in the last few days and renewed river rises are
possible in the Ord River catchment. However widespread flooding is not
expected for the outlook period.
No significant rainfall has been recorded in the 24 hours to 9am Friday in the
No significant widespread rainfall is forecast for the Ord River catchment in
the next 24 hours.
Ord River downstream of Lake Argyle:
River levels downstream of Lake Argyle are expected to remain below minor flood
levels during Friday and continue to fall on 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
Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au
Current river levels are available from Department of Water at
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Ord River at Bedford Downs, 1.26, Steady, 09:10 AM FRI 17/02/17
Fletcher Ck Trip at Frog Hollow, 0.65, Steady, 07:30 AM FRI 17/02/17
Ord River at Old Ord Homestead, 3.80, Falling, 09:00 AM FRI 17/02/17
Wilson River at Odonnell River, 2.34, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 17/02/17
Dunham River at Dunham Gorge, 2.02, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 17/02/17
Dunham River at Flying Fox Hole, 3.60, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 17/02/17
Ord River at Tarrara Bar, 4.47, Falling, 10:00 AM FRI 17/02/17
King River at Cockburn North, 0.80, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 17/02/17
Mistake Creek at Homestead, 2.91, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 17/02/17
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.
Adelaide's rainy run that has spanned the last five seasons may come to an end in autumn.
The southeast corner of Queensland will enter autumn longing for rain and cooler temperatures after enduring its hottest summer on record.
Some $140 million will be spent on flood mitigation in Adelaide's inner-south and south-west over the next 20 years after an agreement between the State Government and five local councils.