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Flood Warning - Murrumbidgee River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Final Minor Flood Warning For The Murrumbidgee River
Issued at 11:08 AM EDT on Monday 31 January 2022
Flood Watch Number: 17

THE MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER AT HAY IS BELOW THE MINOR FLOOD LEVEL.
The flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River occurred on Friday 8am, where a minor flood peak was observed. The river has since fallen below the minor flood level.
River levels at Balranald are expected to remain below the minor flood level.

Murrumbidgee River downstream of Darlington Point to Balranald Weir:
No further flooding is expected in the Murrumbidgee River for this event.
The Murrumbidgee River at Hay may peak near 6.70 metres during Friday with minor flooding.

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/southwest.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:
Tumut River at Tumut,0.92,Steady,10:45 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai,2.75,Steady,10:30 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah,4.70,Steady,10:00 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga,3.04,Steady,10:30 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera,4.68,Steady,10:45 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir,4.01,Steady,09:47 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point,3.90,Steady,10:00 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream,7.29,Steady,09:47 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream,6.48,Steady,10:00 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir,5.70,Steady,09:50 AM MON 31/01/22
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream,5.91,Steady,10:00 AM MON 31/01/22

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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