Weather Warning

IDN36628

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Murrumbidgee River

Issued at 11:19 AM EST on Thursday 11 Aug 2022.

Flood Warning Number: 20

MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT NARRANDERA AND HAY

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT GUNDAGAI, WAGGA WAGGA AND NARRANDERA

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT DARLINGTON POINT AND CARRATHOOL

Minor flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai where the river peaked on Saturday 6 August with major flooding. The main flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River has now passed Wagga Wagga, where the river level peaked on Tuesday 09 August with minor flooding.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera, where moderate flooding is possible from Friday.

Minor flooding is possible at Darlington Point this weekend.

Moderate flooding is possible at Hay and minor flooding is possible at Carrathool in late August as these floodwaters extend downstream.

Flood operations are being conducted by WaterNSW at Burrinjuck Dam and spillway releases have commenced. The releases may vary subject to inflow rates. The release plan follows consultation with the SES and local communities. WaterNSW are working closely with the Bureau, NSW SES and landholders with releases taken into account into the flood forecasts and warning.

A flood watch is current for possible renewed minor to moderate flooding from Friday for the Tumut and Murrumbidgee rivers.

Murrumbidgee River downstream of Burrinjuck to Wagga Wagga

Minor flooding is occurring at Gundagai and Wagga Wagga.

Murrumbidgee River downstream of Wagga Wagga to Narrandera

Minor flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera where moderate flooding is possible.

Murrumbidgee River downstream of Narrandera to Darlington Point

Minor flooding may occur along the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point.

Murrumbidgee River downstream of Darlington Point to Balranald Weir

Moderate flooding is possible along the Murrumbidgee River at Hay. Minor flooding is possible at Carrathool.

Latest River Heights

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
Tumut River at Tumut0.94Steady10:50 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai6.66Falling10:30 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah7.57Steady10:40 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga7.92Falling10:40 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera6.75Rising10:45 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir5.89Rising09:47 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point5.17Rising10:00 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream5.15Steady09:47 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream5.06Falling10:00 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir5.72Falling09:47 AM THU 11/08/22
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream6.15Falling10:00 AM THU 11/08/22