Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Lachlan River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Final Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 09:40 AM EST on Thursday 27 August 2020
Flood Watch Number: 3

The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir peaked near the minor flood level (3.50 metres) Wednesday morning. The river has fallen below the minor flood level.
Locations downstream of Cottons Weir are expected to remain below the minor flood level.

Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
No further flooding is expected in the Lachlan River.
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge:

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:
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Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.47,Steady,09:30 AM THU 27/08/20
Lachlan River at Cowra,1.97,Steady,09:00 AM THU 27/08/20
Lachlan River at Nanami,2.84,Falling,09:30 AM THU 27/08/20
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,6.50,Falling,08:00 AM THU 27/08/20
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,2.76,Falling,09:30 AM THU 27/08/20
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,6.59,Steady,08:30 AM THU 27/08/20
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,3.08,Steady,09:00 AM THU 27/08/20
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,1.42,Steady,09:00 AM THU 27/08/20
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,0.36,Steady,08:00 AM THU 27/08/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at
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