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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)

at Willara Crossing and Wanaaring

Issued at 9:26 am EDT on Monday 18 January 2021

Flood Warning Number: 9

MINOR FLOODING EASING AT WILLARA CROSSING

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing peaked around 1.35 metres early Saturday with minor flooding.

The flood peak is now approaching Wanaaring where the river is likely to peak near the minor flood level Tuesday night.

Paroo River (NSW):

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

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is expected to fall below the minor flood level Monday afternoon.

The Paroo River at Wanaaring is likely to peak near the minor flood level (2.40 metres) Tuesday night.

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 Wednesday 20 January 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.25 Falling 07:10 AM MON 18/01/21
Paroo River at Hungerford 0.51 Falling 03:00 PM SUN 17/01/21
Paroo River at Willara Crossing 0.79 Falling 06:30 AM MON 18/01/21
Paroo River at Wanaaring 2.21 Rising 06:30 PM SAT 16/01/21
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel 0.82 Steady 09:00 AM MON 18/01/21

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.