IDN36632

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Final Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)

at Willara Crossing and Wanaaring

Issued at 10:45 am EDT on Monday 30 March 2020

Flood Warning Number: 33

LOCATIONS ALONG THE PAROO RIVER HAVE FALLEN BELOW THE MINOR FLOOD LEVELS

The main flood peak is now travelling downstream of Wanaaring.

Paroo River (NSW):

No further flooding is expected in the Paroo River (NSW).

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing fell below the minor flood level (0.7 metres) at 11:00pm Saturday.

The Paroo River at Wanaaring fell below the minor level (2.40 metres) at 06:00 pm Thursday.

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:

This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.23 Steady 09:00 AM MON 30/03/20
Paroo River at Willara Crossing 0.657 Steady 10:15 AM MON 30/03/20
Paroo River at Wanaaring Not Available

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.