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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Major Flood Warning for the Bogan River

at Mulgawarrina and Gongolgon

Issued at 10:33 am EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2022

Flood Warning Number: 165

"Re-issued to correct the next issue time"

MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT MULGAWARRINA

NEAR MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT GONGOLGON

The main flood peak along the Bogan River is now approaching Gongolgon where near major flooding is occurring.

Lower Bogan River:

Near major flooding is occurring at Gongolgon and major flooding is occurring at Mulgawarrina (estimated).

No current river level observations are available for Mulgawarrina. The river is expected to be around the major flood level (5.50 m) and falling.

The Bogan River at Gongolgon is currently at 1.28 metres, near the major flood level (1.30 metres) and steady. The river is expected to remain near the major flood level over the next few days.

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/centralwest.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 02:30 pm EDT on Friday 09 December 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Bogan River at Peak Hill 0.42 Steady 10:00 AM WED 07/12/22
Bogan River at Dandaloo 1.64 Steady 10:00 AM WED 07/12/22
Bogan River at Neurie Plains 0.75 Steady 08:00 AM WED 07/12/22
Bogan River at Nyngan 2.57 Steady 09:00 AM WED 07/12/22
Bogan River at Monkey Bridge 5.36 Falling 10:00 AM WED 07/12/22
Bogan River at Gongolgon 1.28 Steady 10:00 AM WED 07/12/22

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.