Flood Warning for De Grey River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia

A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides flood warning services for the community of Western Australia

Flood Warning for the De Grey River catchment.

Issued at 4:38 pm WST on Thursday 5 March 2015

Western Australia Flood Warning Centre

Recent heavy rain has caused significant stream rises in the Coongan River, Oakover River, and Shaw River. Stream rises and areas of flooding are expected to continue in the De Grey River catchment overnight Thursday and into Friday. Thunderstorms are forecast in the catchment overnight Thursday with possible falls up to 70mm.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is expected to remain well below the minor flood level during Thursday and Friday.

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.

    This warning is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/

    Weather Forecast:

    For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/

    Next Issue:

    The next flood warning for the De Grey River catchment will be issued by 11am Friday.

    Latest River Heights:

    Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
    Oakover River at Ripon Hills Road 1.46m steady 04:00 PM THU 05/03/15
    Nullagine River at Nullagine NA NA
    Nullagine River at Tumbinna Pool 0.07m steady 04:00 PM THU 05/03/15
    Coongan River at Marble Bar 0.54m steady 03:00 PM THU 05/03/15
    Coongan River at Marble Bar Rd xing 1.69m steady 03:00 PM THU 05/03/15
    Shaw River at North Pole Mine 0.71m steady 03:00 PM THU 05/03/15
    Shaw River at Marble Bar Rd xing -0.1m steady 04:00 PM THU 05/03/15
    De Grey River at Coolenar Pool -0.13m steady 04:00 PM THU 05/03/15

    Information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA Customer Contact Centre on 138 138 or at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.