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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Barwon River

at Mungindi, Mogil Mogil, Collarenebri and Walgett

Issued at 1:16 pm EST on Saturday 21 May 2022

Flood Warning Number: 10

RENEWED MODERATE FLOODING LIKELY AT MUNGINDI NEXT WEEK

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT MOGIL MOGIL

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT COLLARENEBRI AND WALGETT LATE MAY

Along the Barwon River a moderate flood peak was observed at Mungindi on Wednesday afternoon 18 May largely driven by local rainfall. Renewed rises and a second moderate peak are expected at Mungindi from mid to late next week from the flood waters along the Macintyre River (Qld) which is currently passing through Terrewah.

The first flood peak along the Barwon River, downstream of Mungindi, is currently approaching Mogil Mogil where minor flooding is occurring. Floodwaters from the Barwon River combined with floodwaters from the Moonie River (Qld) and Gil Gil Creek are likely to cause a minor flood peak at Mogil Mogil from mid next week.

Renewed rises and a second peak are possible at Mogil Mogil from the second peak at Mungindi. Predictions will be provided once the second peak at Mungindi is observed.

Floodwaters are expected to move through Collarenebri at the end of May, with minor flooding possible from late next week. Minor flooding is possible at Walgett late May or early June.

Peak predictions for locations downstream of Mogil Mogil will be made once upstream peaks are observed.

River level rises have been observed at Bourke, Louth and Tilpa, however are expected to remain below the minor flood levels.

A flood warning is current for the Macintyre River and Weir River in Queensland.

Barwon River Mungindi to Collarenebri:

Renewed moderate flooding is likely along the Barwon River at Mungindi, minor flooding is occurring. Minor flooding is occurring at Mogil Mogil and possible at Collarenebri.

The Barwon River at Mungindi peaked at 7.06 metres around 01:00 pm Wednesday 18 May, with moderate flooding. The river level is currently at 6.68 metres and falling slowly, with minor flooding. Renewed river rises are likely. The river level may reach around 7.10 metres, with moderate flooding, from mid to late next week.

The Barwon River at Mogil Mogil may reach around 8.00 metres, with minor flooding, mid next week. Further rises possible.

The Barwon River at Collarenebri may reach the minor flood level (5.80 m) late next week.

Barwon River downstream of Collarenebri to Walgett:

Minor flooding may occur along the Barwon River at Walgett.

The Barwon River at Walgett may reach the minor flood level (10.50 m) late May or early June.

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 Sunday 22 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Barwon River at Mungindi 6.68 Falling 11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
Barwon River at Mogil Mogil 7.72 Rising 12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22
Barwon River at Collarenebri 4.90 Rising 10:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
Barwon River at Walgett 8.83 Rising 12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22
Barwon River at Brewarrina 3.27 Steady 12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22
Darling River at Bourke 8.36 Steady 11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
Darling River at Louth 8.30 Falling 10:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
Darling River at Tilpa 8.75 Steady 11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
Darling River at Wilcannia 8.38 Steady 12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22
Darling River at Menindee Town 8.23 Steady 12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22
Darling River at Menindee Weir 32 5.78 Steady 12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22
Darling River at Pooncarie 6.01 Steady 12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22
Darling River at Burtundy 5.62 Steady 12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22

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.