NSW Flood Watch: Belubula, Tumut and Murrumbidgee Rivers

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:55 pm EST on Tuesday 27 July 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE BELUBULA, TUMUT AND MURRUMBIDGEE RIVERS

Moderate rainfall associated with a cold front has the potential to cause local and riverine flooding along the Belubula, Tumut and Murrumbidgee Rivers from late Wednesday.

Catchments are relatively wet from recent rainfall.

The weather system may cause local and riverine flooding for catchments listed from Wednesday as the weather system moves east.

Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Belubula Riverminor flooding
Tumut Riverminor flooding
Murrumbidgee River to Wagga Waggaminor flooding

A Minor Flood Warning is current for the Lachlan River.

For the latest flood and weather warnings see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service.

Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is forecast or observed.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately

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