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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Barwon and Darling Rivers

at Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke, Louth, Tilpa and Wilcannia

Issued at 11:54 am EST on Saturday 17 April 2021

Flood Warning Number: 23

MODERATE FLOOD PEAK IS EXPECTED AT BREWARRINA LATE SATURDAY

River levels along the Barwon River at Geera peaked at 12.69 metres around midday Tuesday 13 April. The flood peak is now approaching Brewarrina which is expected to peak near 7.10 metres late Saturday, with moderate flooding.

Along the Darling River, minor flooding is expected at Bourke late Saturday and moderate flooding may occur at Louth and Tilpa in early May. A minor flood peak may reach Wilcannia in late May.

Barwon River downstream of Collarenebri to Walgett:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Barwon River downstream of Collarenebri to Walgett.

The Barwon River at Walgett is currently at 10.75 metres and falling with minor flooding.

Barwon River downstream of Walgett to Brewarrina:

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Barwon River downstream of Walgett to Brewarrina.

The Barwon River at Brewarrina is currently at 7.05 metres and rising with moderate flooding. The Barwon River at Brewarrina is expected to peak near 7.10 metres late Saturday, with moderate flooding.

Barwon and Darling Rivers downstream of Brewarrina to Bourke:

Minor flooding is expected along the Barwon and Darling Rivers downstream of Brewarrina to Bourke.

The Darling River at Bourke is expected to exceed the minor flood level (9.50 metres) late Saturday. The river level may reach around 11.00 metres during Saturday 24 April, with minor flooding. Predictions will be updated once upstream peaks are observed.

Darling River downstream of Bourke to Tilpa:

Moderate flooding may occur along the Darling River downstream of Bourke to Tilpa.

The Darling River at Louth may reach around 10.60 metres early May, with moderate flooding. Predictions will be updated once upstream peaks are observed.

The Darling River at Tilpa may reach around 11.00 metres early May, with moderate flooding. Predictions will be updated once upstream peaks are observed.

Darling River downstream of Tilpa to Wilcannia:

Minor flooding may occur along the Darling River downstream of Tilpa to Wilcannia.

The Darling River at Wilcannia may reach around 9.40 metres late May with minor flooding. Predictions will be updated once upstream peaks are observed.

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 12:30 pm EST on Sunday 18 April 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Barwon River at Mungindi 4.27 Rising 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Barwon River at Mogil Mogil 6.43 Falling 06:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Barwon River at Collarenebri 4.68 Falling 10:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Barwon River at Walgett 10.75 Falling 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Barwon River at Brewarrina 7.05 Rising 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Darling River at Bourke 9.37 Rising 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Darling River at Louth 7.71 Steady 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Darling River at Tilpa 7.28 Rising 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Darling River at Wilcannia 5.72 Rising 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Darling River at Menindee Town 3.30 Steady 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Darling River at Menindee Weir 32 1.42 Steady 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Darling River at Pooncarie 1.77 Steady 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21
Darling River at Burtundy 0.74 Steady 11:00 AM SAT 17/04/21

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.