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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)

at Willara Crossing

Issued at 11:43 am EDT on Wednesday 6 December 2023

Flood Warning Number: 8

MINOR FLOODING RISING AT WILLARA CROSSING

Floodwaters from the Paroo River in Queensland have moved to NSW and caused minor flooding at Willara Crossing. River levels are continuing to rise upstream.

No significant rainfall was recorded in the last 24 hours to 9am Wednesday. No significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

A Minor Flood Warning is current for the Paroo River (QLD).

Paroo River (NSW):

Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River (NSW) at Willara Crossing.

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is currently at 1.34 metres and rising, with minor flooding. The Paroo River at Willara Crossing may reach around 1.40 metres during Thursday. Further rises are possible during Friday and into 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/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 12:00 pm EDT on Friday 08 December 2023.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.92 Steady 10:00 AM WED 06/12/23
Paroo River at Hungerford 1.27 Steady 06:00 AM WED 06/12/23
Paroo River at Willara Crossing 1.34 Steady 11:00 AM WED 06/12/23
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel 0.80 Steady 09:00 AM WED 06/12/23

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.