Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Initial Flood Watch for the Belubula, Bell, Macquarie, Bogan and Murrumbidgee Rivers
Issued at 11:42 am EST on Friday 3 September 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1
FLOODING LIKELY FOR SOUTH WEST AND CENTRAL WEST RIVERS FROM LATE SATURDAY.
Moderate to heavy rainfall associated with a strong cold front is expected to move across NSW over the weekend. This has the potential to cause local and minor to moderate riverine flooding in Central West and South West River catchments.
Catchments in the south and central west are saturated following the passage of previous frontal systems.
The weather system is expected to cause flooding for the catchments listed for Saturday into Sunday and Monday as the system moves to the northeast. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Macquarie River to Bathurst minor flooding
Orange, Molong and Bell River minor flooding
Turon and Macquarie Rivers to Burrendong Dam minor flooding
Macquarie River d/s Burrendong Dam minor flooding
Bogan River minor flooding
Belubula River moderate to major flooding
Mandagery Creek minor flooding
Tumut River minor flooding
Upper Murrumbidgee River to Burrinjuck Dam and Cooma Ck minor flooding
Murrumbidgee River to Wagga Wagga minor flooding
Snowy River minor flooding
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers minor to moderate flooding
Flood Warnings are current for the following catchments: 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:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au
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