Published: 24 Nov 2021 | Category:
30 July 2021: Murrumbidgee River to remain below minor flood level (Friday)
Information provided via Murrumbidgee State Emergency Service.
What is happening?
MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED ALONG PARTS OF MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER
Releases from Burrinjuck and Blowering Dams combined with local tributary inflows will cause flooding near minor levels along the Tumut and Murrumbidgee Rivers in the coming days and into next week.
River levels along the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga are expected to remain below minor levels, while downstream at Narrandera and Darlington Point river levels are expected to reach their minor flood levels next week.
Showers are forecast across parts of the Tumut and Murrumbidgee Rivers this weekend. This rainfall is not expected to impact forecast flood levels. The situation is being closely monitored and revised forecasts and warnings will be issued if required.
What we are expecting:
Murrumbidgee River downstream of Burrinjuck to Wagga Wagga:
Flooding just below minor flood levels is expected along the Murrumbidgee River downstream of Burrinjuck to Wagga Wagga.
The Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai is likely to remain around 5.70 metres during Friday and into the weekend, just below the minor flood level of 6.1 metres.
The Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga will remain below the minor flood level (7.30 m) during Friday.
The Active Travel Path has been impacted at the Wagga Wagga Beach, which remains closed.
At North Wagga Wagga water is now over the Active Travel path where it crosses the waterway at the corner of Hampden Avenue and Wall Street, to the east of Wilks Park. The public are reminded not to walk into flooded areas.
People sightseeing at the Wagga Wagga Beach are reminded that barriers and fencing are in place for their safety and are urged not to ignore them.
Fencing remains around the Riverside Stage 2 construction site and contractors have asked people to stay vigilant and not trespass into the work zone.
Contacts and further information
- For real time data for the Murrumbidgee in Wagga Wagga head to WaterNSW.
- Listen to ABC Riverina 97.9 FM
- NSW SES website and Facebook contains information and safety advice: www.ses.nsw.gov.au/flood or www.facebook.com/NSW.SES
- Access rural animal and livestock assistance at Local Land Services: www.lls.nsw.gov.au
- Follow the latest weather warnings, rainfall and river heights: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw
- 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.