Flood Warning - Wilsons

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Final Flood Warning for the Wilsons River

at Lismore

Issued at 9:20 am EST on Saturday 24 September 2022

Flood Warning Number: 7

MINOR FLOODING NO LONGER EXPECTED AT LISMORE

Heavy rainfall observed over the Wilsons River catchment Thursday night into Friday caused rises in the Wilsons River catchment and a below minor flood peak at Lismore.

Wilsons River:

No further flooding is expected in the Wilsons River.

The Wilsons River at Lismore (AHD) peaked at 3.34 metres around 11:00 pm Friday 23 September. The Wilsons River at Lismore (AHD) is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.20 m) during Saturday.

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/northcoast.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
Leycester Creek at Rock Valley 1.60 Steady 09:04 AM SAT 24/09/22
Teraenia Creek at The Channon 1.08 Steady 09:10 AM SAT 24/09/22
Coopers Creek at Ewing Bridge Corndale 2.14 Steady 09:04 AM SAT 24/09/22
Wilsons River at Eltham 3.49 Steady 09:10 AM SAT 24/09/22
Wilsons River at Woodlawn (AHD) 3.26 Steady 09:11 AM SAT 24/09/22
Leycester Creek at Tuncester (AHD) 2.83 Steady 09:09 AM SAT 24/09/22
Wilsons River at Lismore (AHD) 2.67 Steady 09:05 AM SAT 24/09/22

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.