Published: 24 Nov 2021 | Category:

28 July 2021: Murrumbidgee River at 6.1 metres

The Murrumbidgee River has reached level of 6.1 metres. With the continued release of water by WaterNSW to create room for more rain into the dams (airspace) we will see the river rise to approximately 7 metres over the coming days and hold steady.

Currently, parts of the Wiradjuri Reserve and Trail are inaccessible. Wagga Wagga Beach is closed, with flooding levels affecting the barbecue areas, pedestrian pathways and playground area.

A level of 7 metres means that low-lying areas near the river may be affected, but the river will remain within its banks.

For real-time data for the Murrumbidgee in Wagga Wagga head to WaterNSW.

Other updates:

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

Road Closures:

The Murrumbidgee River is expected to reach a height of 7m.  If this does eventuate the following roads will be closed:

  • Mundowy Lane

The following roads may be closed:

  • O’Shea’s Road
  • Kneebones Road
  • Gumly Island Road

The following roads have already been closed:

  • River Road
  • Mundarlo Bridge, Wantabadgery
  • Kohlhagens Reserve Road

Other areas:

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.

Contacts and further information
  • Listen to ABC Riverina 97.9 FM
  • NSW SES website and Facebook contains information and safety advice: or
  • Access rural animal and livestock assistance at Local Land Services:
  • Follow the latest weather warnings, rainfall and river heights:
  • For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.
  • In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.