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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)

at Willara Crossing and Wanaaring

Issued at 12:29 pm EST on Friday 30 September 2022

Flood Warning Number: 14

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WILLARA CROSSING AND WANAARING

Upstream flood waters from Queensland have caused minor flooding along the Paroo River in New South Wales where minor flooding is easing at Willara Crossing and occurring at Wanaaring.

Paroo River (NSW):

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

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing peaked at 2.00 metres around 07:00 am Friday 23 September and is currently at 0.70 metres and falling with minor flooding.

The Paroo River at Wanaaring was at 2.70 metres around 05:00 pm on Tuesday 27 September with minor flooding. The Paroo River at Wanaaring is estimated to have peaked and falling with minor flooding. The Paroo River at Wanaaring may remain around the minor flood level (2.40 m) over 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 01:00 pm EDT on Monday 03 October 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.23 Steady 11:00 AM FRI 30/09/22
Paroo River at Willara Crossing 0.70 Steady 10:15 AM FRI 30/09/22
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel 1.74 Steady 12:00 PM FRI 30/09/22

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.