Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Murchison River Catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning For The Murchison River
Issued at 10:35 AM WST on Monday 17 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 8

No further widespread flooding is expected in the Murchison River catchment
Heavy rainfall from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien was recorded over the far eastern Murchison catchment. This rainfall has caused stream level rises and areas of flooding.
While river rises are possible as flood waters move downstream, widespread flooding is expected to slowly recede in the Murchison River catchment. Adversely affected road conditions will persist and some roads might remain impassable.

Murchison River:
No further flooding is expected in the Murchison River.

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 and Environmental Regulation 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:
Murchison River at Emu Springs,-0.10,Steady,10:00 AM MON 17/02/20

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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