Flood Warning - Peel and Namoi Rivers

IDN36622

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Namoi River

at Wee Waa (Glencoe), Bugilbone and Goangra

Issued at 9:34 am EST on Monday 15 August 2022

Flood Warning Number: 13

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT BUGILBONE AND POSSIBLE AT WEE WAA (GLENCOE) AND GOANGRA

Moderate rainfall from Friday last week has caused renewed river level rises along the Namoi River and its tributaries, which is likely to cause renewed minor flooding along the Namoi River at Wee Waa (Glencoe).

The main flood peak along the Namoi River from the previous rainfall event is currently arriving at Bugilbone where minor flooding is occurring.

Minor flooding may also develop at Goangra from Wednesday 17 August.

Namoi River:

Minor flooding is occurring at Bugilbone. Renewed minor flooding is likely at Wee Waa (Glencoe). Minor flooding is possible at Goangra.

The Namoi River at Wee Waa (Glencoe) may exceed the minor flood level (5.30 m) Tuesday afternoon. The river level may reach around 6.20 metres Wednesday afternoon with minor flooding.

The Namoi River at Bugilbone may peak near 5.20 metres Monday evening with minor flooding.

The Namoi River at Goangra may reach the minor flood level (5.50 metres) during Wednesday. Further rises are possible.

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/northwest.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 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 16 August 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Goonoon Goonoo Creek at Goonoo Goonoo 1.00 Falling 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Peel River at Piallamore 2.14 Falling 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Cockburn River at Mulla Crossing 0.58 Falling 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Peel River at Tamworth Road Bridge 1.18 Falling 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Peel River at Carrol Gap 2.19 Falling 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Namoi River at Manilla 2.17 Falling 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Mooki River at Breeza Station 3.67 Falling 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Namoi River at Gunnedah 5.27 Rising 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Coxs Creek at Boggabri 4.67 Falling 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Namoi River at Boggabri 6.60 Rising 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Narrabri Creek at Narrabri 3.48 Rising 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Namoi River at Wee Waa (Glencoe) 4.43 Steady 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Namoi River at Bugilbone 5.08 Rising 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22
Namoi River at Goangra 5.17 Rising 09:00 AM MON 15/08/22

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.