Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Barwon-Darling US Bourke

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Darling River
Issued at 12:15 PM EDT on Friday 28 January 2022
Flood Watch Number: 45

MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT TILPA
MODERATE FLOODING EXPECTED AT WILCANNIA FROM FRIDAY
MENINDEE TOWN LIKELY TO REMAIN NEAR THE MINOR FLOOD LEVEL
MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT BURTUNDY
Minor flooding is current along the Darling River at Bourke where river levels peaked on Friday 14 January with moderate flooding.
Moderate flooding is current along the Darling River at Louth where river levels peaked on Sunday 23 January with moderate flooding.
The main flood peak along the Darling River is currently approaching Tilpa where major flooding is occurring. River levels at Tilpa are expected to peak at the end of January.
Moderate flooding is expected at Wilcannia from Friday and a moderate flood peak is expected mid February.
River levels at Menindee Town are likely to remain near the minor flood level (8.50 metres).
River levels at Pooncarie are likely to remain below the minor flood level (6.80 metres).
Minor flooding is possible at Burtundy from the end of January.

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 near 12.29 metres Friday 14 January and is currently at 10.74 metres and falling, with minor flooding.

Darling River downstream of Bourke to Tilpa:
Moderate flooding is occurring at Louth and Major flooding is occurring at Tilpa.
The Darling River at Louth peaked near 11.97 metres on Sunday 23 January and is currently at 11.75 metres and falling, with moderate flooding.

The Darling River at Tilpa may peak near 12.30 metres around 31 January - 1 February, with major flooding.

Darling River downstream of Tilpa to Wilcannia:
Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is expected at Wilcannia from Friday.
The Darling River at Wilcannia is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (9.70 metres) during Friday 28 January. The river level may reach around 10.00 metres around Monday 14 February, with moderate flooding.

Darling River downstream of Wilcannia to Burtundy:
Menindee Town is likely to remain near the minor flood level. Minor flooding is possible at Burtundy.
River levels at Menindee Town are likely to remain near the minor flood level (8.50 metres) through to mid February.

The Darling River at Burtundy may reach the minor flood level (6.10 m) at the end of January.

Darling River at Pooncarie:
Cancellation

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 Monday 31 January 2022.

Latest River Heights:
Barwon River at Mungindi,3.78,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Barwon River at Mogil Mogil,2.30,Steady,12:00 PM FRI 28/01/22
Barwon River at Collarenebri,2.06,Steady,10:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Barwon River at Walgett,5.78,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Barwon River at Brewarrina,3.07,Falling,10:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Darling River at Bourke,10.74,Falling,10:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Darling River at Louth,11.75,Falling,09:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Darling River at Tilpa,12.25,Rising,11:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Darling River at Wilcannia,9.64,Rising,11:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Darling River at Menindee Town,8.44,Steady,12:00 PM FRI 28/01/22
Darling River at Menindee Weir 32,6.04,Steady,12:00 PM FRI 28/01/22
Darling River at Pooncarie,6.36,Steady,01:00 AM FRI 28/01/22
Darling River at Burtundy,6.05,Steady,12:00 PM FRI 28/01/22

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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