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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Murray River

at Corowa

Issued at 3:41 pm EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022

Flood Warning Number: 13

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT COROWA

Spills from the Hume Dam combined with flood waters from the Kiewa River have caused minor flooding along the Murray River at Corowa. At Corowa, river levels are likely to remain steady above the minor flood level (4.60 metres) through to the end of the week.

The Murray River at Albury is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.30 metres).

River levels downstream of Corowa are likely to remain below minor flood levels.

Murray River downstream of Hume Dam to Tocumwal:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Murray River at Corowa.

The Murray River at Corowa is likely to remain near 5.40 metres through to the end of the week, 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/southwest.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 04:00 pm EST on Friday 19 August 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Murray River at Albury 3.97 Steady 02:30 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Corowa 5.41 Steady 02:30 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Yarrowonga Downstream 4.95 Steady 02:30 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Tocumwal 5.25 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Echuca 88.28 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Torrumbarry Weir 4.05 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Barham 3.94 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Swan Hill 2.46 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Wakool Junction 5.57 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Boundary Bend 5.22 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Euston 46.27 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Mildura Weir 32.66 Falling 09:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Murray River at Wentworth 30.54 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Edward River at Deniliquin 3.09 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Edward River at Stevens Weir Downstream 4.03 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Edward River at Moulamein 2.49 Steady 02:00 PM WED 17/08/22

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.