Published: 24 Nov 2021 | Category:

27 July 2021: Minor flooding event predicted at Wagga Wagga

WaterNSW is planning a water release from Burrinjuck and Blowering dams to create room for more rain into the dams (airspace) for potential flood mitigation.

It is anticipated this will create a 6.5-metre to 7-metre high river at Wagga Wagga for 5-6 days starting on Thursday evening/ Friday morning, (28-29 July) with releases targeting a flow of 45- 50GL/day at Wagga Wagga.

Areas along the river upstream and downstream of Wagga Wagga will be affected and property owners are advised to take necessary precautions for stock and property on the advice of WaterNSW and the State Emergency Service.

Other updates:

The Wagga Wagga beach precinct will be closed. Flooding levels will affect the barbecue areas, pedestrian pathways and playground area.

The COVID-19 Testing Facility has been relocated to the Cross Street carpark.

Advice on the new location will be communicated to the public via the Murrumbidgee Local Health District’s website and Facebook page as soon as possible.

There is an increased risk of flooding at the Riverside Stage 2 work site due to the increased flow from the dams. Contractor Huon has removed silt fence from the low lying areas and reviewed temporary fence locations following the forecast this week for a rising river. All loose material has been moved to higher ground.

Road closures:

River Road and Mundowy Lane may be closed if the river inundates the road way and conditions become unsafe. Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it!