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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Culgoa River

at Weilmoringle and Kenebree

Issued at 2:25 pm EST on Monday 15 August 2022

Flood Warning Number: 11

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WEILMORINGLE AND KENEBREE

Upstream floodwaters from Queensland have caused minor to moderate flooding along the Culgoa River. Flooding has now eased at Brenda, where river levels fell below the minor flood level Sunday afternoon.

The main flood peak along the Culgoa River is now approaching Weilmoringle, where minor flooding is occurring and a peak is likely towards the end of the week. Downstream, minor flooding is also occurring at Kenebree.

Culgoa River:

Minor flooding is occurring at Weilmoringle and Kenebree.

The Culgoa River at Brenda fell below the minor flood level (4.90 metres) Sunday afternoon.

The Culgoa River at Weilmoringle may peak near 5.30 metres around Friday, with minor flooding.

The Culgoa River at Kenebree may reach near 5.40 metres around 26-28 August, 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
Culgoa River at Brenda 3.99 Falling 02:15 PM MON 15/08/22
Culgoa River at Weilmoringle 5.21 Rising 01:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Culgoa River at Kenebree 4.74 Rising 02:30 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.