Published: 06 Aug 2022 | Category:

5 August 2022: Flooding preparation underway

Wagga Wagga City Council is now undertaking preparations for minor to moderate flooding of the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) this morning released the following bulletin:

Murrumbidgee NSW SES issued the update below, which states “the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga is likely to exceed the minor flood level (7.30 m) Saturday morning. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (9.00 m) Saturday evening. Further rises are possible”.

Council has begun flood preparation, including the closure of Riverside and the Wagga Beach carpark to the public. Mundarlo Bridge is closed, and further impacts to the road network are expected within the Wagga area - these will be updated here and on Council's website.

The Wagga Beach carpark and Riverside precinct closed from 12pm today in preparation for the possibility of moderate flooding of the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga over the weekend. Council crews and contractors will be preparing the precinct’s amenities so we’re asking residents and visitors to stay outside the Riverside precinct as river levels continue to rise.

You can follow Murrumbidgee NSW SES for flooding updates.

Council will continue to work with the SES and monitor and prepare for the impact of moderate flooding. Updates will be published here:

Council will continue monitoring the river system and our infrastructure to ensure there is maximum safety and minimum disruption to our services.