Published: 26 Nov 2021 | Category:
26 November 2021: Minor flooding possible over weekend
The Murrumbidgee River is rising again after more than 50mm of rain in the past 48 hours in Wagga Wagga and significantly more in the already waterlogged upstream catchments.
The river sits at 5.1m and is expected to continue rising over the weekend and may reach minor flood levels in Wagga on Saturday afternoon (27 November).
Council also advises the safety equipment at Wagga Beach, including the defibrillator, have been removed to protect it against the potential of rising waters.
Burrinjuck Dam is just over 91% and has started to fill with increased inflows and minimal outflows. There is a significant amount of airspace available to hold further inflows across the weekend.
Blowering Dam is at 98% and filling very slowly but the speed of this may increase if the rain persists.
There was significant rainfall across the tributaries downstream of Gundagai overnight with Hillas Creek, Adelong Creek and Tarcutta Creek experiencing significant flows.
There are numerous roads with water flowing over them due to the current rain event. Some roads have been closed and Council advises motorists to show caution and not drive through flood waters.