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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)

at Willara Crossing

Issued at 10:09 am EDT on Friday 26 February 2021

Flood Warning Number: 6

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WILLARA CROSSING

Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River at Willara Crossing, where the river peaked Thursday afternoon.

River levels at Wanaaring are expected to remain below the minor flood level.

Paroo River (NSW):

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

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing peaked at 1.05 metres around 05:00 pm Thursday, 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 11:00 am EDT on Monday 01 March 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.28 Steady 08:10 AM FRI 26/02/21
Paroo River at Hungerford 0.64 Falling 07:00 AM FRI 26/02/21
Paroo River at Willara Crossing 0.99 Falling 09:00 AM FRI 26/02/21
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel 1.44 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 26/02/21

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.