Flood Warning for De Grey River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Flood Warning for the De Grey River Catchment

Issued at 10:57 am WST on Tuesday 24 January 2017

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Flood Warning Number: 16

River levels above the minor flood level are expected to continue in the De Grey River catchment during Tuesday into Wednesday.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday, rainfall totals of less than 20 mm have been recorded in the De Grey River catchment.

Oakover River:

Minor flooding is expected to continue in the Oakover River at Ripon Hills Road during Tuesday into Wednesday.

Nullagine River:

Minor flooding is expected to continue in the Nullagine River at Tumbinna Pool during Tuesday into Wednesday.

Shaw River:

Shaw River at Marble Bar Road is expected to remain below the minor flood level during Tuesday into Wednesday.

De Grey River:

The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is expected to remain below the minor flood level (5.50 m) during Tuesday into Wednesday.

The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is currently at 3.98 metres and steady.

Flood Safety Advice:

DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am WST on Wednesday 25 January 2017.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Oakover River at Ripon Hills Road 1.79 Steady 10:00 AM TUE 24/01/17
Nullagine River at Nullagine 0.49 Steady 10:00 AM TUE 24/01/17
Nullagine River at Tumbinna Pool 1.91 Steady 10:00 AM TUE 24/01/17
Coongan River at Marble Bar 0.54 Steady 09:15 AM TUE 24/01/17
Coongan River at Marble Bar Rd xing 1.38 Steady 10:00 AM TUE 24/01/17
Shaw River at North Pole Mine -0.51 Steady 09:15 AM TUE 24/01/17
Shaw River at Marble Bar Road Crossing 0.89 Steady 10:00 AM TUE 24/01/17
De Grey River at Coolenar Pool 3.98 Steady 09:15 AM TUE 24/01/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts.