Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Swan River Catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Minor Flood Warning For The Swan River
Issued at 10:35 AM WST on Monday 02 August 2021
Flood Watch Number: 6

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WALYUNGA
Widespread heavy rainfall last week has resulted in river rises and areas of flooding in the Avon and Swan River catchments. Minor flooding is occurring along the Swan River at Walyunga.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday, widespread rainfall totals of around 5 mm were recorded in the Swan River catchment. No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.

Swan River upstream of Walyunga:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Swan River upstream of Walyunga.
The Swan River at Walyunga is currently at 4.07 metres and steady.
The Swan River at Walyunga will remain above the minor flood level (3.50 m) during Monday. The river level peaked near 4.20 metres early Monday morning. It is expected the river will slowly recede and may fall below the minor flood level (3.50 m) during Wednesday.

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.emergency.wa.gov.au
Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am WST on Tuesday 03 August 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Brockman River at Tanamerah,1.32,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Brockman River at Yalliawirra,1.52,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Wooroloo Brook at Karls Ranch,1.05,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Swan River at Walyunga,4.07,Rising,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Ellen Brook at Railway Parade,0.96,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Darkin River at Pine Plantation,1.25,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Helene River at Poison Lease,0.69,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Helena Brook at Trew Road,0.44,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Jane Brook at National Park,0.37,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Swan River at Meadow Street Bridge,1.76,Steady,09:00 AM MON 02/08/21
Barrack Street Jetty,1.01,Steady,09:32 AM MON 02/08/21

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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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