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Flood Warning - Paroo River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning For The Paroo River (Nsw)
Issued at 11:01 AM EST on Wednesday 18 May 2022
Flood Watch Number: 7

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WILLARA CROSSING
Renewed river level rises have been observed along the Paroo River (QLD) and are likely to cause prolonged minor flooding at Willara Crossing.
The predictions at Wanaaring will be provided once the peak at Willara Crossing is observed.

Paroo River (NSW):
Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River at Willara Crossing.

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is likely to reach around 1.30 metres during Friday, with minor flooding. Further rises are possible.

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/outerwest.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 12:00 pm EST on Friday 20 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:
Paroo River at Caiwarro,1.09,Steady,10:00 AM WED 18/05/22
Paroo River at Hungerford,1.20,Rising,10:49 AM WED 18/05/22
Paroo River at Willara Crossing,1.01,Rising,10:00 AM WED 18/05/22
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel,1.71,Steady,10:00 AM 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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