Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Lachlan River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 09:52 AM EDT on Wednesday 01 December 2021
Flood Watch Number: 90

MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT JEMALONG, MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING AT CONDOBOLIN AND MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT EUABALONG ON SUNDAY
The Lachlan River at Forbes peaked on Monday with moderate flooding. River levels at Forbes are expected to fall below the minor flood level (8.8 metres) Wednesday morning.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir peaked on Monday with moderate flooding. River levels at Cottons Weir are expected to fall below the moderate flood level (5.3 metres) Wednesday morning.
The main flood peak is now approaching Jemalong where major flooding is occurring.
The main flood peak of the previous event is now downstream of Condobolin where river levels peaked on Tuesday with moderate flooding.
Minor flooding is occurring at Euabalong where major flooding is possible on Sunday.
Minor flooding is occurring at Hillston and minor flooding is possible at Booligal early next week.

Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring at Forbes, moderate flooding is occurring at Cottons Weir. Major flooding is occurring at Jemalong.
The Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge peaked at 10.01 metres around 3:00 pm Monday 29 November and is currently at 8.88 metres and falling with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Forbes is expected to fall below the minor flood level (8.8 metres) Wednesday morning.

The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir peaked at 6.15 metres around 9:00 pm Monday 29 November and is currently at 5.37 metres and falling with moderate flooding.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir is expected to fall below the moderate flood level (5.3 metres) Wednesday morning.

The Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream is likely to peak near 7.90 metres Thursday morning with major flooding.

Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
Moderate flooding is occurring at Condobolin and minor flooding is occurring at Euabalong.
The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge peaked near 6.53 metres around 10:15 pm Tuesday 30 November and is currently at 6.52 metres and falling with moderate flooding.

The Lachlan River at Euabalong may reach around 6.80 metres during Sunday with major flooding.

Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring at Hillston. Minor flooding is likely at Booligal.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir peaked near 2.45 metres around midday Monday and is currently at 2.44 metres and falling with minor flooding.

The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) early next week. The river level may reach around 2.70 metres mid December with minor flooding.

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 10:00 am EDT on Thursday 02 December 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.12,Falling,09:30 AM WED 01/12/21
Lachlan River at Cowra,2.77,Falling,09:30 AM WED 01/12/21
Lachlan River at Nanami,3.85,Falling,09:30 AM WED 01/12/21
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,8.88,Falling,09:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,5.36,Falling,09:30 AM WED 01/12/21
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,7.84,Rising,08:45 AM WED 01/12/21
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,6.52,Falling,09:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Lachlan River at Euabalong,6.55,Rising,07:13 PM TUE 30/11/21
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.44,Falling,09:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.27,Steady,09:00 AM WED 01/12/21

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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