The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a flood watch for the Hawkesbury Nepean River System with probable flooding 28th February to 1st March 2013 period. With Warragamba Dam at capacity water has been released but any further rain in the catchment can increase the likelihood of further flows and flooding in the Hawkesbury Nepean River Region.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales
FINAL MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE NEPEAN-HAWKESBURY RIVER AND THE COLO RIVER
Issued at 8:47 am EDT on Tuesday 26 February 2013
Flood Warning Number: 15
River heights in the valley have now fallen below minor flood level.
Spill is continuing from Warragamba Dam, however rivers will remain below minor flood level.
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.
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/
This will be the final flood warning for this event.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River||Date/Time of Observation|
|Nepean R at Menangle Br||1.37m steady||08:44 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Nepean R at Camden Weir||1.74m steady||08:41 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Nepean R at Wallacia Weir||1.02m steady||08:36 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Nepean R at Penrith||2.44m steady||08:27 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Hawkesbury R at Nth Richmond WPS||2.89m rising||08:43 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Hawkesbury R at Windsor SWC||NA||NA|
|Colo R at Upper Colo||4.71m steady||08:43 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Hawkesbury R at Sackville Ferry||1m falling||08:44 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Hawkesbury R at Lower Portland||0.64m steady||08:33 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Macdonald R at St Albans||2.09m steady||08:37 AM TUE 26/02/13|
|Hawkesbury R at Wisemans Ferry||0.53m rising||08:39 AM TUE 26/02/13|
For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/