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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Lachlan River

at Booligal

Issued at 12:34 pm EDT on Monday 6 February 2023

Flood Warning Number: 245

PROLONGED MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES AT BOOLIGAL

Minor flooding continues along the Lachlan River at Booligal, where the water level is falling slowly.

Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:

Minor flooding is occurring at Booligal.

The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir is currently at 2.85 metres and falling, with minor flooding. Booligal Weir may remain above the minor flood level (2.40 m) through to the weekend.

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 02:00 pm EDT on Thursday 09 February 2023.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir 1.19 Steady 12:00 PM MON 06/02/23
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir 2.85 Falling 12:00 PM MON 06/02/23

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.