16/08/21 - Minor Flood Warning for the Lachlan River

UPDATE

Minor Flood Warning for the Lachlan River
at Jemalong Weir, Condobolin Bridge and Euabalong
Issued at 12:30 pm EST on Monday 16 August 2021

Flood Warning Number: 23

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT CONDOBOLIN AND MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT EUABALONG
The Lachlan River at Jemalong fell below the minor flood level (7.20 metres) around 08:30pm on Friday August 13.
The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge exceeded the minor flood level (5.20 metres) around 04:30am on Saturday August 14. River levels are approaching their peak with minor flooding continuing.
The Lachlan River at Euabalong may reach the minor flood level (6.40 metres) during Tuesday 17 August.
River levels along the Lachlan River at Hillston Weir are falling though anticipated to rise again when the main flood peak from Condobolin arrives in a few weeks time. Predictions will be provided once the upstream peaks are observed, though minor flooding is not likely at Hillston Weir.

Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir at Condobolin Bridge and may occur at Euabalong.
The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge is currently at 5.26 metres and steady, with minor flooding. A minor peak is expected in the Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge during Monday.
The Lachlan River at Euabalong may reach the minor flood level (6.40 metres) during Tuesday 17 August.

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 01:00 pm EST on Tuesday 17 August 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing 1.26 Steady 12:00 PM MON 16/08/21
Lachlan River at Cowra 2.81 Falling 11:30 AM MON 16/08/21
Lachlan River at Nanami 2.96 Falling 12:00 PM MON 16/08/21
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge 5.33 Falling 12:00 PM MON 16/08/21
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir 1.81 Falling 12:00 PM MON 16/08/21
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream 6.82 Falling 11:45 AM MON 16/08/21
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge 5.26 Steady 12:00 PM MON 16/08/21
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir 2.10 Falling 12:00 PM MON 16/08/21
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir 1.18 Rising 12:00 PM MON 16/08/21

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.