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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Darling River

at Menindee, Pooncarie and Burtundy

Issued at 12:49 pm EST on Monday 15 August 2022

Flood Warning Number: 54

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT MENINDEE, POONCARIE AND BURTUNDY

The main flood peak along the Darling River is currently passing Menindee, where minor flooding is occurring.

The river level at Menindee is likely to remain steady above the minor flood level through to the end of August as WaterNSW plans to maintain current release levels. Subject to inflow conditions, the current release level may be extended further. The release plan follows consultation with the SES and local communities.

Downstream of Menindee, minor flooding is occurring at Pooncarie and Burtundy, where river levels are steady.

Darling River downstream of Wilcannia to Burtundy:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Menindee, Pooncarie, and Burtundy.

The Darling River at Menindee town gauge is likely to remain near 9.00 metres through to the end of August, with minor flooding.

The Darling River at Pooncarie is likely to remain near 6.90 metres through to mid September, with minor flooding.

The Darling River at Burtundy is likely to remain near 6.70 metres through to late September, 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 03:00 pm EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Barwon River at Mungindi 3.96 Rising 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Barwon River at Collarenebri 2.10 Steady 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Barwon River at Walgett 6.40 Steady 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Barwon River at Brewarrina 3.22 Steady 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Darling River at Bourke 7.68 Rising 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Darling River at Louth 7.35 Rising 11:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Darling River at Tilpa 7.73 Steady 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Darling River at Wilcannia 7.90 Falling 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Darling River at Menindee Town 8.97 Steady 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Darling River at Menindee Weir 32 6.50 Steady 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Darling River at Pooncarie 6.89 Steady 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Darling River at Burtundy 6.68 Steady 12:00 PM MON 15/08/22

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.