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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Culgoa and Bokhara Rivers

at Kenebree and Goodwins

Issued at 10:06 am EDT on Friday 27 March 2020

Flood Warning Number: 30

MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AT GOODWINS

The Bokhara River at Goodwins peaked at 2.65 metres around 09:00 am Thursday with moderate flooding.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Culgoa River at Kenebree.

Culgoa River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Culgoa River.

The Culgoa River at Kenebree peaked at 5.53 metres around 08:39 am on Tuesday with minor flooding. The river level is currently at 5.22 metres and slowly falling with minor flooding.

Bokhara River:

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Bokhara River at Goodwins

The Bokhara River at Goodwins peaked at 2.65 metres around 09:00 am Thursday 26 March and is currently at 2.62 metres and falling slowly with moderate 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 11:00 am EDT on Monday 30 March 2020.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Culgoa River at Brenda 1.94 Steady 09:30 AM FRI 27/03/20
Culgoa River at Weilmoringle 2.63 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 27/03/20
Culgoa River at Kenebree 5.22 Falling 09:00 AM FRI 27/03/20
Birrie River at Goodooga 1.02 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 27/03/20
Bokhara River at Goodooga 2.21 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 27/03/20
Bokhara River at Goodwins 2.62 Falling 09:00 AM FRI 27/03/20
Narran River at New Angledool No 2 1.95 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 27/03/20

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.