MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT JEMALONG, HILLSTON AND BOOLIGAL

Date: 2022-01-14 01:31:17

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT JEMALONG, HILLSTON AND BOOLIGAL

Cottons Weir fell below the minor flood level (3.50 metres) at around 01:00am Friday morning.

The main flood peak along the Lachlan River is now at Jemalong Weir, where river levels peaked on Thursday with minor flooding. Jemalong is still near its peak, falling very slowly.

This flood peak is likely to arrive at Condobolin mid next week, where river levels are likely to remain below the minor flood level (5.20 metres).

Releases from Brewster Weir have caused river level rises at Hillston and Booligal, where minor flooding is occurring.

What we are expecting:

Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Jemalong.

The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir peaked at 4.22 metres around 11:00 pm Tuesday 11 January, falling below the minor flood level (3.50 metres) at around 01:00am Friday morning. Cottons Weir is currently at 3.40 metres and falling.

The Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream peaked at 7.35 metres around 12:00 pm Thursday 13 January and is currently at 7.34 metres and falling very slowly, with minor flooding.

Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:

Minor flooding is occurring at Hillston and Booligal.

The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.40 metres) through to mid to late January.

The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.70 metres during the fourth week of January with minor flooding.

What you need to do:

Landowners and farmers adjacent to rivers and creeks should monitor river levels and the weather, and:

  • If necessary, relocate or secure farm machinery, irrigation pumps and other equipment.
  • Plan when to move livestock as roads may close early.
  • If necessary relocate or move livestock to higher ground.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.

In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

For more information:

    • Listen to your local ABC radio station 549AM, 95.5 FM, 87.6FM, 1404FM, 97.9FM, 99.9FM, 101.5FM, follow  /NSWSES on Facebook or www.ses.nsw.gov.au
    • Latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/
    • Road Closures: www.livetraffic.com.au , 131 701 or contact your local council.

The next warning will be issued by 10:30 am EDT on Monday 17 January 2022.




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