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Flood Warning - Lachlan River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 03:20 PM EST on Wednesday 18 May 2022
Flood Watch Number: 4

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT BOOLIGAL SUNDAY
Recent rainfall along the Lachlan River catchment, combined with earlier flood peaks, have the potential to cause minor flooding at Booligal during Sunday.

Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is possible along Lachlan River at Booligal.
The Lachlan River at Booligal may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Sunday.

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/centralwest.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 03:00 pm EST on Friday 20 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.01,Falling,02:30 PM WED 18/05/22
Lachlan River at Cowra,1.89,Falling,02:30 PM WED 18/05/22
Lachlan River at Nanami,1.88,Falling,03:00 PM WED 18/05/22
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,3.54,Steady,03:00 PM WED 18/05/22
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,1.03,Steady,03:00 PM WED 18/05/22
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,3.74,Rising,02:45 PM WED 18/05/22
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,2.53,Rising,03:00 PM WED 18/05/22
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,1.59,Falling,03:00 PM WED 18/05/22
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.23,Rising,02:00 PM WED 18/05/22

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.

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