Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)

at Willara Crossing

Issued at 9:44 am EDT on Friday 24 March 2023

Flood Warning Number: 2


Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River at Willara Crossing, where river levels are likely peak over the weekend.

A Flood Warning is current for the Paroo River in Queensland.

Paroo River (NSW):

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

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is likely to peak near 1.20 metres over the weekend, 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:


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Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EDT on Monday 27 March 2023.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.64 Falling 08:00 AM FRI 24/03/23
Paroo River at Hungerford 0.83 Falling 06:00 AM FRI 24/03/23
Paroo River at Willara Crossing 0.91 Rising 09:15 AM FRI 24/03/23
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel 1.40 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 24/03/23

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at