Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Lachlan River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 02:15 PM EDT on Tuesday 19 October 2021
Flood Watch Number: 22

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT BOOLIGAL. MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED AT EUABALONG AND HILLSTON THIS WEEK
Recent rainfall has caused significant river level rises along the Lachlan River and its tributaries. The main flood peak along the Lachlan River has passed Condobolin and is approaching Euabalong.
Minor flooding is expected along the Lachlan River at Euabalong tomorrow, Wednesday 20 October.
Levels at Hillston are likely to remain around the minor flood level throughout the week.
Minor flooding continues along the Lachlan River at Booligal.

Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
Minor flooding is likely along the Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong.
The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge peaked at 5.20 metres on Saturday afternoon, with minor flooding. Levels are currently at 4.64 metres and falling, below the minor flood level of 5.20 metres.

The Lachlan River at Euabalong is currently at 6.35 metres and rising.
The river is likely to reach the minor flood level of 6.40 metres during Wednesday.

Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Booligal.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir is currently at 2.36 metres and steady.
The river is expected to remain around the minor flood level (2.40 metres) throughout the week.

The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir is currently at 2.55 metres and steady, above the minor flood level of 2.40 metres.
The river is expected to remain around its current level with minor flooding until late October.

Flood Safety Advice:
In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.
* Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
* Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
* Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
* Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.}
For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:
* NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au
* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com
* Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/centralwest.shtml
* Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/
* Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/
* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 01:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.34,Falling,11:30 AM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Cowra,3.12,Falling,01:30 PM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Nanami,4.01,Falling,01:30 PM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,5.59,Rising,01:00 PM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,1.89,Rising,01:30 PM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,5.44,Rising,12:45 PM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,4.59,Falling,01:00 PM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Euabalong,6.35,Rising,11:50 AM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.36,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 19/10/21
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.55,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 19/10/21

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.
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