WA Flood Watch: Swan, Murray and Harvey River Catchments

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:59 am WST on Tuesday 27 July 2021

Flood Watch Number: 3

FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE SWAN, MURRAY AND HARVEY RIVER CATCHMENTS

A strong cold front is continuing to move over southeast and central parts of the State through Tuesday before weakening Tuesday evening and is expected to continue to bring showers to the Lower West and South West District Rivers.

Another strong cold front is expected to move over the Lower West and South West on Thursday into Friday bringing moderate showers.

Rainfall totals of 20 - 85 mm have been recorded in the flood watch catchments during the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday.

Further rainfall 10 - 15 mm with possible isolated rainfall of 15 - 20 mm is expected for the rest of Tuesday and into Wednesday.

A second cold front will bring a further 15 - 30 mm of rainfall totals in 48 hours with isolated totals of 50 - 60 mm in the Lower West and South West District Rivers Thursday into 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:

Swan River
Murray River
Harvey River

A Flood Warning as been issued in the following catchments: Avon River.

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map


 

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