Alert: Flood Warning for the Greenough and Irwin River Catchments

 

Flood Warning for the Greenough and Irwin River Catchments

Issued at 7:17 pm WST on Monday 2 March 2015

Western Australia Flood Warning Centre 

Heavy rainfall recorded for the 24 hours to 9am Monday has caused significant stream rises in the upper and middle areas of Greenough River and Irwin River Catchments.

The river levels in the lower areas of Greenough River and Irwin River are expected to rise overnight Monday and into Tuesday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

The Greenough River at Eradu is expected to peak at minor flood level (3.5 metres) overnight Monday.

The Greenough River at Karlanew Peak is expected to reach minor flood level (2.5 metres) during Tuesday morning.

The Irwin River at Dongara is expected to peak at 4.5 metres (minor flood level 5.0 metres) overnight Monday.

DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au

This warning is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/

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Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/

Next Issue:

  • The next flood warning for the Greenough River catchment will be issued by 11 am Tuesday.

Information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA Customer Contact Centre on 138 138 or at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

 

(Images sent in by Nic Johannsen and Shona Morton)

 

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