Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Warrego River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Warrego River (Nsw)
Issued at 11:13 AM EST on Tuesday 23 April 2024
Flood Warning Number: 13

MODERATE FLOOD PEAK RECORDED AT BARRINGUN LATE SUNDAY, RIVER LEVELS EASING
MINOR FLOOD PEAK EXPECTED AT ENNGONIA TUESDAY MORNING
MODERATE FLOODING LIKELY AT FORDS BRIDGE BYWASH FROM LATE THURSDAY, WITH MODERATE FLOOD PEAK POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK
Floodwaters from the upper reaches of the Warrego River in Queensland have moved into New South Wales. The Queensland flood warning for the Warrego River has been finalised.
Minor flooding is expected to be occurring at Enngonia, with a minor flood peak expected Tuesday morning.
Further downstream minor flooding is rising, with moderate flooding likely at Fords Bridge Bywash from late Thursday. River levels are expected to continue to slowly rise with a moderate flood peak possible around mid next week.

Warrego River (NSW):
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Warrego River (NSW).

The Warrego River at Barringun No. 2 peaked at 4.12 metres around 11:00 pm Sunday 21 April and is currently at 3.97 metres and falling.
The Warrego River at Barringun No. 2 is likely to fall below the moderate flood level (3.80 m) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

No observations are currently available for Enngonia. It is estimated that the river level is currently above the minor flood level (2.00 m) and rising.
The Warrego River at Enngonia may peak near 2.40 metres Tuesday morning, with minor flooding.

The Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash is currently at 2.02 metres and rising, above the minor flood level (1.70 m).
The Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (2.30 m) from late Thursday. The river level may peak near 2.70 metres around the middle of next week commencing 29th April.

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 01:00 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Latest River Heights:
Warrego River at Barringun No. 2,3.97,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 23/04/24
Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash,2.02,Steady,09:30 AM TUE 23/04/24

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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