Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Moderate To Major Flood Warning For The Nepean, Hawkesbury And Colo Rivers
Issued at 05:55 AM EST on Monday 04 July 2022
Flood Watch Number: 18
MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED AT WINDSOR MONDAY MORNING WITH RIVER LEVELS POSSIBLY REACHING AROUND THE MARCH 2021 AND MARCH 2022 FLOOD LEVELS
MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT NORTH RICHMOND WHERE RIVER LEVELS PEAKED SLIGHTLY BELOW THE MARCH 2021 FLOOD LEVEL
MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT MENANGLE WHERE RIVER LEVELS PEAKED SLIGHTLY BELOW THE APRIL 2022 FLOOD LEVEL
Heavy rainfall over the Nepean Valley since Saturday morning coupled with high dam levels have resulted in major flooding in the Nepean River at Menangle where river levels have exceeded the flood level recorded during the March 2022 flood event (15.92 metres) and peaked slightly below the April 2022 flood level (16.83 metres).
Further downstream, spills from Warragamba Dam combined with inflows from the Upper Nepean River have caused major flooding at North Richmond where river levels peaked slightly below the March 2021 flood level (14.38 metres).
Flood levels at Windsor are likely to reach around the flood levels recorded during the March 2021 and March 2022 flood events.
Flood levels at Sackville and downstream are likely to be lower than March 2022 flood levels.
A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall is current for the Metropolitan, Illawarra, parts of Hunter and Central Tablelands Forecast Districts.
Upper Nepean River:
Major flooding is occurring along the Upper Nepean at Menangle and Wallacia. Moderate flooding is occurring at Camden.
The Nepean River at Menangle Bridge peaked at 16.61 metres around 07:50 am Sunday 03 July and is currently at 13.36 metres and steady, with major flooding.
The Nepean River at Camden Weir peaked at 12.72 metres around 02:00 pm Sunday and is currently at 11.72 metres and falling, with moderate flooding.
The Nepean River at Wallacia Weir peaked at 13.84 metres around 02:45 am Monday 04 July and is currently at 13.78 metres and falling, with major flooding.
Hawkesbury and Lower Nepean River:
Moderate flooding is occurring at Penrith and Major flooding is occurring at North Richmond. Moderate flooding is occurring at Windsor, with major flooding expected. Minor flooding is occurring at Sackville and Moderate flooding is occurring at Lower Portland, with Major flooding possible at Sackville, Lower Portland and Wisemans Ferry.
The Nepean River at Penrith peaked at 9.51 metres around 02:00 am Monday 04 July and is currently at 8.90 metres and falling, with moderate flooding.
The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) peaked at 14.18 metres around 03:15 am Monday 04 July and is currently at 14.11 metres and falling, with major flooding.
The Hawkesbury River at Windsor (WPS) may reach around 13.30 metres Monday afternoon, with major flooding.
The Hawkesbury River at Sackville is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (7.30 metres) around 07:00 am Monday. The river level may reach the major flood level (9.70 metres) Tuesday morning.
The Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland may reach the major flood level (7.60 metres) Monday afternoon.
The Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry may reach the major flood level (4.20 metres) during Tuesday.
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Colo River.
The Colo River at Putty Road may reach around 8.50 metres late Monday morning, with moderate flooding. Further rises are possible.
Flood Safety Advice:
In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.
* Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
* Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
* Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
* Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.}
For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:
* NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au
* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com
* Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/greatersydney.shtml
* Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/
* Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/
* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am EST on Monday 04 July 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Wollondilly River at Jooriland,6.17,Steady,06:00 AM SUN 03/07/22
Nepean River at Menangle Bridge,13.36,Steady,05:35 AM MON 04/07/22
Nepean River at Camden Weir,11.72,Falling,11:30 PM SAT 02/07/22
Nepean River at Wallacia Weir,13.78,Falling,03:45 AM MON 04/07/22
Nepean River at Penrith,8.90,Falling,05:36 AM MON 04/07/22
Grose River at Burralow,6.64,Steady,05:35 AM MON 04/07/22
Hawkesbury River at North Richmond WPS,14.11,Falling,05:36 AM MON 04/07/22
Hawkesbury River at Windsor PWD,12.14,Rising,05:15 AM MON 04/07/22
Colo River at Upper Colo SWC,12.20,Rising,03:45 AM MON 04/07/22
Hawkesbury River at Sackville,6.88,Rising,05:29 AM MON 04/07/22
Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland,6.60,Rising,05:31 AM MON 04/07/22
Macdonald River at St Albans,3.21,Rising,05:37 AM MON 04/07/22
Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry,2.46,Rising,05:33 AM MON 04/07/22
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.
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