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Latest BOM update – moderate flooding – North Richmond bridge closed – Windsor bridge still open

Apr 8, 2022

This from the latest Bureau of Meteorology update – Flood Warning Number: 16 at 3.17pm




Heavy rainfall has eased overnight Thursday, says BOM in its latest update this afternoon.


Further showers are forecast for the remainder of Friday and during Saturday which are not expected to produce renewed river level rises.


Warragamba dam continues to spill.


Moderate flooding is occurring along the Hawkesbury River at North Richmond and Windsor, down from Major flooding.


Minor flooding occurring at Penrith and Sackville.


No flooding is expected downstream of Sackville.


The Nepean River at Penrith peaked at 5.91 metres around 11:00 am Friday 08 April and is currently at 5.63 metres and steady with minor flooding.


The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) is currently peaking around 10.1 metres. This is well below the flood levels in March 2021 and March 2022.


The Hawkesbury River at Windsor (WPS) may peak near 9.80 metres around 04:00 am Saturday with moderate flooding.


The Hawkesbury River at Sackville may peak near 5.80 metres Saturday morning with minor flooding.


The Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland is likely to remain below the minor flood level (4.60m)


No flooding is expected at Wisemans Ferry.


Colo River: Minor flooding is occurring along the Colo River at Putty Road.


The Colo River at Putty Road is likely to peak around 5.0 metres Friday afternoon with minor flooding.


River level rises have been observed along the Upper Colo River, and minor flooding is peaking at Putty Road Friday afternoon.


River level rises are occurring along the Macdonald River and some areas may experience flooding impacts.


The next BOM flood alert is due by 6pm. We’ll being you that one when we get it.


Picture courtesy of Paul Caleo. Just below Greenway Cres, Windsor, looking in the direction of Deerubbin Park, at 2.05pm April 8.


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