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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for the Ord River Catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the Ord River

Issued at 10:05 am WST on Saturday 7 January 2017
Flood Warning Number: 5

A tropical low that brought heavy rainfall during the past week has now moved
away from the Ord River catchment. The low now lies over the far eastern
Pilbara near Telfer and will move slowly southwest over the weekend, reaching
the far northeast Gascoyne late on Sunday.

Ord River upstream of Lake Argyle:
Further river rises may occur as flood waters move downstream during Saturday
and Sunday, however widespread flooding is no longer expected.

Ord River downstream of Lake Argyle:
Further river rises may occur as flood waters move downstream during Saturday
and Sunday, however widespread flooding is no longer expected.

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:
Ord River at Bedford Downs, 0.53, Steady, 06:10 AM SAT 07/01/17
Fletcher Ck Trip at Frog Hollow, 0.04, Steady, 08:25 AM SAT 07/01/17
Ord River at Old Ord Homestead, 1.44, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 07/01/17
Wilson River at Odonnell River, 2.00, Steady, 06:20 AM SAT 07/01/17
Dunham River at Dunham Gorge, 1.71, Steady, 09:00 AM SAT 07/01/17
Dunham River at Flying Fox Hole, 3.50, Steady, 09:00 AM SAT 07/01/17
Ord River at Tarrara Bar, 2.17, Steady, 09:00 AM SAT 07/01/17
King River at Cockburn North, 0.89, Steady, 08:10 AM SAT 07/01/17
Mistake Creek at Homestead, 1.34, Steady, 04:15 AM SAT 07/01/17

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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