Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Paroo River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning For The Paroo River (Nsw)
Issued at 12:36 PM EDT on Monday 04 March 2024
Flood Warning Number: 28

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WILLARA CROSSING
Rainfall over the last month across parts of the Paroo River catchment in Queensland and New South Wales has caused elevated river levels and minor flooding along the Paroo River at Willara Crossing.
No significant rainfall is forecast across the Paroo River catchment 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 is currently at 0.75 metres and rising, above the minor flood level (0.70 m).
The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is likely to reach 0.80 metres during Wednesday, with minor flooding. Further rises are possible in the next few days as upstream flows arrive.

No river level observations are currently available along the Paroo River at Wanaaring, however the river level is likely to be below the minor flood level (2.40 m).
The Paroo River at Wanaaring is likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) for the next few days. Further rises are possible late this week as upstream flows arrive.

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 02:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 06 March 2024.

Latest River Heights:
Paroo River at Caiwarro,1.33,Steady,10:00 AM MON 04/03/24
Paroo River at Hungerford,0.78,Rising,06:00 AM MON 04/03/24
Paroo River at Willara Crossing,0.75,Rising,12:00 PM MON 04/03/24
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel,1.74,Steady,12:00 PM MON 04/03/24

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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