Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Paroo River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning For The Paroo River (Nsw)
Issued at 10:05 AM EDT on Friday 03 April 2020
Flood Watch Number: 2

Flood Waters from the Upper Paroo in Queensland are expected to extend to New South Wales and cause renewed minor flooding at Willara Crossing from this weekend and at Wanaaring over the next weekend.

Paroo River (NSW):
Minor flooding is expected along the Paroo River (NSW).

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is expected to exceed the minor flood level (0.70 m) during Saturday. The river level is likely to reach around 1.60 metres around midweek next week, with minor flooding.

The Paroo River at Wanaaring is likely to reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) during the following weekend (Saturday, 11 April).

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.}
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Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Monday 06 April 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Paroo River at Caiwarro,2.16,Rising,06:00 AM FRI 03/04/20
Paroo River at Willara Crossing,0.59,Steady,08:15 AM FRI 03/04/20

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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