Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Paroo River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning For The Paroo River (Nsw)
Issued at 02:12 PM EDT on Wednesday 28 February 2024
Flood Warning Number: 26

MINOR FLOODING EASING AT WILLARA CROSSING FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS
RENEWED RISES AT WANAARING MAY PEAK JUST BELOW MINOR FLOOD LEVEL OVERNIGHT THURSDAY INTO fRIDAY
Rainfall over the last month across parts of the Paroo River catchment in Queensland and New South Wales has caused elevated river levels and prolonged flooding along the Paroo River in New South Wales.
No significant rainfall has been observed over the last week and no significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

Paroo River (NSW):
Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River (NSW) at Willara Crossing.

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing peaked at 1.28 metres Sunday evening, and is currently at 0.86 metres and easing slowly, with minor flooding.
The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is likely to remain above the minor flood level (0.70 m) for the next few days.

The Paroo River at Wanaaring was observed at 2.28 metres and steady at 12:30 pm Wednesday afternoon, below the minor flood level (2.40 metres).
The river level may peak just below the minor flood level (2.40 metres) in the Paroo River at Wanaaring overnight Thursday into Friday.

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/outerwest.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 03:00 pm EDT on Friday 01 March 2024.

Latest River Heights:
Paroo River at Caiwarro,1.34,Steady,12:00 PM WED 28/02/24
Paroo River at Hungerford,0.58,Falling,06:00 AM WED 28/02/24
Paroo River at Willara Crossing,0.84,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/02/24
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel,1.79,Steady,01:30 PM WED 28/02/24

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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