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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Warrego River (NSW)

at Fords Bridge Bywash

Issued at 9:04 am EST on Friday 19 April 2019

Flood Warning Number: 9

MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED AT FORDS BRIDGE BYWASH OVER THE WEEKEND

The Warrego River at Enngonia has fallen below the minor flood level. Flood waters are now approaching Fords Bridge Bywash, where minor flooding is expected to occur over the weekend.

Warrego River (NSW):

Minor flooding is expected along the Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash.

The Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash is expected to exceed the minor flood level (1.70 metres) over the weekend. The river level is likely to peak near 2.20 metres around Tuesday 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:

* 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 10:00 am EST on Monday 22 April 2019.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Warrego River at Barringun No. 2 1.99 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 19/04/19
Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash 0.20 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 19/04/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. 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.