WA Flood Watch: Harvey, Collie, Preston and Blackwood River Catchments

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:31 am WST on Thursday 29 July 2021

Flood Watch Number: 5

FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE HARVEY, COLLIE, PRESTON AND BLACKWOOD RIVER CATCHMENTS

A strong cold front will move over southeast of the State on Thursday with another front on Friday and is expected to bring showers to the Lower West and South West District Rivers.

Rainfall totals of 20 - 110 mm have been recorded in the Harvey, Collie, Preston and Blackwood River catchments during the 72 hours to 9:00 am Thursday.

Rainfall totals of 15-25 mm with isolated totals up to 40 mm are forecast in the flood watch area for the remainder of Thursday and Friday.

Rapid and flash flooding of low lying areas and river rises are expected. Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary roads, may be affected.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Harvey River
Collie River
Preston River
Blackwood River

Minor flood warnings are current for the Avon, Swan and Murray River catchments.

This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. For more information on the Flood Watch Service visit http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au/maps-and-data/monitoring/river-level-monitoring

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