Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Barwon-Darling US Bourke

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Darling River
Issued at 12:33 PM EST on Wednesday 29 June 2022
Flood Watch Number: 33

MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING AT LOUTH AND TILPA AND POSSIBLE AT WILCANNIA
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT BOURKE, WILCANNIA, MENINDEE TOWN AND BURTUNDY
MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED AT POONCARIE FROM EARLY JULY
Minor flooding is continuing along the Darling River at Bourke, where river levels peaked on Monday 20 June.
The main flood peak along the Darling River is currently arriving at Louth where moderate flooding is occurring.
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Tilpa where the main flood peak is expected to arrive early July.
Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Wilcannia where moderate flooding is possible around mid July.
Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Menindee Town. River levels at Menindee Town are likely to remain near 9.00 metres for the remainder of June into mid July as WaterNSW plan to keep the release steady for about a month. The release plan follows consultation with the SES and local communities.
Minor flooding is occurring at Burtundy and expected at Pooncarie around early July.

Barwon and Darling Rivers downstream of Brewarrina to Bourke:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Bourke.
The Darling River at Bourke peaked at 10.89 metres around 09:30 pm Monday 20 June and is currently at 10.62 metres and falling, with minor flooding.

Darling River downstream of Bourke to Tilpa:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Louth and Tilpa.
The Darling River at Louth is currently at 10.69 metres and rising, with moderate flooding.
The Darling River at Louth may peak near 10.70 metres during Thursday 30 June, with moderate flooding.

The Darling River at Tilpa may peak near 11.30 metres in early July, with moderate flooding.

Darling River downstream of Tilpa to Wilcannia:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Wilcannia.
The Darling River at Wilcannia may reach 9.70 metres in mid July, with moderate flooding.

Darling River downstream of Wilcannia to Burtundy:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Menindee Town and Burtundy. Minor flooding is expected at Pooncarie.
The Darling River at Menindee Town is steady around 8.90 metres, with minor flooding. Menindee Town is likely to remain near 9.00 metres for the remainder of June into mid July.

The Darling River at Pooncarie is expected to exceed the minor flood level (6.80 metres) early July. The river level may reach 7.00 metres around the second week in July, with minor flooding.

The Darling River at Burtundy may reach 6.80 metres around mid July, with minor flooding.

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 EST on Friday 01 July 2022.

Latest River Heights:
Barwon River at Mungindi,4.05,Falling,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Barwon River at Mogil Mogil,5.26,Falling,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Barwon River at Collarenebri,2.88,Falling,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Barwon River at Walgett,7.64,Rising,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Darling River at Bourke,10.62,Falling,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Darling River at Louth,10.69,Rising,03:00 AM WED 29/06/22
Darling River at Tilpa,11.21,Rising,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Darling River at Wilcannia,9.60,Rising,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Darling River at Menindee Town,8.90,Steady,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Darling River at Menindee Weir 32,6.41,Steady,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Darling River at Pooncarie,6.72,Rising,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22
Darling River at Burtundy,6.39,Rising,12:00 PM WED 29/06/22

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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