Hawkesbury Nepean River System Flood Watch 27th February 2013

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.

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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.

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/

Next Issue:

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/

5 thoughts on “Hawkesbury Nepean River System Flood Watch 27th February 2013

  1. Jimmy Deguara

    A rain band is expected to impact NSW beginning from southern NSW and gradually heading north during the afternoon and evening. Storms will be embedded in this band and I guess following the rain and storms from yesterday, we should see an increase of flow within the Warragamba catchment and once again more risk for flooding.

  2. Jimmy Deguara

    More rain to heavy rain is progged for the Central Tablelands as well as the rest of the northeast part of the state throughout Friday 1st March 2013. This confirms the concerns for more flooding in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River system during Friday as Warragamba continues to spill!

  3. Jimmy Deguara

    A man crossing a flooded creek in Schofields to get to the other side! I am not sure why he did as I think there were ways through otherwise! Not a recommended course of action!

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