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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 10:39 am EDT on Wednesday 19 February 2020

Flood Warning Number: 14

MINOR FLOODING CURRENT AT WILLARA CROSSING

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is expected to remain above the minor flood level (0.7 metres) until the end of this week.

The Paroo River at Wanaaring has fallen below the minor flood level. No further rises to the minor flood level is expected.

Paroo River (NSW):

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

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is currently at 1.29 metres and peaking 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 Friday 21 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.33 Steady 08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Paroo River at Willara Crossing 1.29 Steady 10:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel 0.83 Steady 10:00 AM WED 19/02/20

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.