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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 10:45 am EDT on Wednesday 8 December 2021

Flood Warning Number: 9

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WILLARA CROSSING

River levels at Willara Crossing are above the minor flood level and are expected to see renewed rises due to flood waters travelling south from Queensland where the Paroo River at Caiwarro and Hungerford is still rising.

Peak predictions will be made for Willara Crossing and Wanaaring after peaks in Queensland are observed.

Paroo River (NSW):

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

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is likely to reach around 1.40 metres during 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 Friday 10 December 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Eulo 2.05 Falling 06:10 AM WED 08/12/21
Paroo River at Caiwarro 2.23 Rising 09:00 AM WED 08/12/21
Paroo River at Willara Crossing 1.31 Rising 10:00 AM WED 08/12/21
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel 2.15 Steady 10:00 AM WED 08/12/21

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.