FLOOD WARNINGS

Weather Outlook

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the northern NSW coast, while a deepening trough lingers over inland NSW. This pattern is drawing humid air over much of the state, leading to generally wet and unsettled conditions with rain and thunderstorms forecast for many areas with a focus of heavy falls over the Upper Western, Central West Slopes and Plains and Central Tablelands weather districts.

Rainfall totals of 30-50mm are expected with potential imbedded thunderstorms and heavy rain. Due to already wet catchments within the Central West Slopes and Plains and Central Tablelands weather districts, rainfall has the potential to cause localised and riverine flooding from late Friday onwards.

Current Warnings

The following Flood Warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology remain current;

 

Impacts

Rainfall totals in the Upper Western Forecast District is unlikely to have any impact on the Paroo or Warrego Rivers.

Due to the uncertainty of exactly where the heaviest falls will occur it is difficult to pinpoint locations of impact, however the following catchments/locations are likely to be affected:

Bell River

Area /Community

Expected impacts

Wellington

Minor Flooding

Closure of Caves Road causeway over the Bell River.

Closure of Hawkins Street Wellington

Nuisance road closures. Alternate Routes Available

Inundation of low-lying paddocks.

Potential Impact Date: Friday Late Afternoon – Saturday Early Morning

Impacted Properties: 1 rural (Isolation)

Evacuations: Nil

Belubula River

Area /Community

Expected impacts

Canowindra

Minor - Moderate Flooding

Closure of Canowindra - Woodstock Road (George Russell Drive).

Closure of Cherry Tree Falls Bridge closed (east of Canowindra).

Closure of Soldier Settlement Bridge. (Bridge also known as Settlement Bridge or Cullane's Bridge).

Closure of Rivers Road at Bangaroo Bridge

Nuisance road closures. Alternate Routes Available

Inundation of low-lying paddocks.

Potential Impact Date: Friday Late Afternoon – Saturday Early Morning

Impacted Properties: Nil

Evacuations: Nil

Blackmans Swamp Creek

Area /Community

Expected impacts

Orange

Minor Flash Flooding

Flash flooding of local creeks and streams.

Possible minor road closures.

Potential Impact Date: Friday Afternoon – Friday Evening

Impacted Properties: Nil

Evacuations: Nil

Castlereagh River

Area /Community

Expected impacts

Mendooran

Minor Flooding

Closure of Beni Road Causeway. Nuisance closure. Alternate Routes Available.

Potential Impact Date: Friday Night – Saturday Morning

Impacted Properties: Nil

Evacuations: Nil

Macquarie River d/s Burrendong Dam

Area /Community

Expected impacts

Warren

Minor Flooding

Closure of Reddenville Break (15 km upstream of Warren on the Wambianna Road.

Nuisance closure. Alternate Routes Available.

Potential Impact Date: Sunday Afternoon

Impacted Properties: Nil

Evacuations: Nil

Mandagery Creek

Area /Community

Expected impacts

Eugowra

Minor – Moderate Flooding

Closure of Carmen Bridge (5km downstream of Murga).

Closure of Escort Way closes approximately 2km North-East of Eugowra at the causeway on Orange Road.

Nuisance road closures. Alternate Routes Available

Potential Impact Date: Saturday Morning

Impacted Properties: 6 rural (Isolation)

Evacuations: Nil

Molong Creek

Area /Community

Expected impacts

Molong

Minor Flooding

Potential flash flooding

Nuisance road closures. Alternate Routes Available

Inundation of low-lying paddocks.

Potential Impact Date: Friday Afternoon – Friday Evening

Impacted Properties: Nil

Evacuations: Nil

 

 


Last Edited: 06 Apr 2020

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