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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Culgoa and Bokhara Rivers

at Kenebree and Goodwins

Issued at 11:13 am EDT on Monday 24 January 2022

Flood Warning Number: 31

MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG THE CULGOA RIVER AT KENEBREE

MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG THE BOKHARA RIVER AT GOODWINS

The Culgoa River at Collerina (Kenebree) peaked early Saturday morning, where minor flooding continues.

The main flood peak along the Bokhara River is approaching Goodwins, where it is expected to peak above the minor flood level (2.00 metres).

Culgoa River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Culgoa River at Collerina (Kenebree).

The Culgoa River at Kenebree peaked at 5.44 metres around 06:00 am Saturday and is currently at 5.37 metres and falling, with minor flooding.

Bokhara River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Bokhara River at Goodwins.

The Bokhara River at Goodwins is expected to peak near 2.50 metres on Monday afternoon, 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 01:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Culgoa River at Kenebree 5.365 Falling 10:30 AM MON 24/01/22
Bokhara River at Goodwins 2.46 Steady 10:00 AM MON 24/01/22

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.