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Major floods at North Richmond, Windsor – more rain forecast – rises at St Albans, Colo River

Jul 5, 2022

 

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Flood Warning Number 31 – issued at 3.59pm

 

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 6-12 hours, which may cause further rises and prolonged flooding says BOM in its latest forecast.

 

“This situation is being closely monitored, and revised predictions will be provided as necessary,” they say.

 

Windsor remains steady around its major flood peak and is expected to start falling very slowly from this evening – Tuesday.

 
 

North Richmond is currently at 13.95 metres and falling very slowly, with major flooding. The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) is likely to remain above the major flood level (10.50 m) for the remainder of Tuesday and into Wednesday.

 

 

MAJOR FLOOD PEAKS ABOVE MARCH 2022 OCCURRING AT NORTH RICHMOND, WINDSOR AND SACKVILLE TODAY

 

MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WISEMANS FERRY ABOVE MARCH 2022 FLOOD LEVELS WITH FURTHER RISES POSSIBLE

 

MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT PUTTY ROAD SIMILAR TO MARCH 2021 FLOOD LEVELS

 

North Richmond is falling very slowly and the main flood peak is currently arriving at Sackville.

 

Major flood peaks are likely at Sackville, Putty Road Lower Portland later today and into this evening.

 

Significant river level rises have been observed along the Macdonald river at St Albans, with river levels currently above the March 2022 flood level (8.33 metres).

 

Significant river level rises have been observed along the Colo River upstream of Putty Road, with river levels currently slightly below the March 2022 flood level (16.66 metres). Further rises are possible.

 

Major flooding is occurring along the Hawkesbury River at North Richmond where river levels peaked at 14.18 metres early Monday morning. Renewed rises resulted in a second similar peak of 14.19 metres Monday evening. The peaks observed are slightly below the March 2021 flood level (14.38 metres) and higher than the March 2022 flood peak (14.08 metres).

 

Major flooding is occurring along the Hawkesbury River at Windsor, where river levels peaked at 13.93 metres around midday Tuesday, exceeding the March 2022 flood event (13.80 metres).

 

Major flooding is occurring along the Hawkesbury River at Sackville, Lower Portland and Wisemans Ferry with levels above the March 2022 flood levels.

 

Major flooding is occurring along the Colo River at Putty Road.

 
 

Hawkesbury and Lower Nepean River:

 

Major flooding is occurring at North Richmond, Windsor, Sackville, Lower Portland and Wisemans Ferry.

 

The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) peaked at 14.18 metres around 03:15 am Monday. Renewed rises were observed overnight Monday with a second peak of 14.19 metres around midnight Monday.

 

The Hawkesbury River at Windsor peaked at 13.93 metres midday Tuesday, with Major flooding, higher than the March 2022 flood level (13.80 metres).

 

The Hawkesbury River at Sackville is expected to peak near 10.90 metres around 04:30 pm Tuesday, with major flooding.

 

The Lower Portland gauge is currently offline. Lower Portland is estimated to be around 9.30 metres and approaching its major flood peak.

 

The Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland is likely to peak near 9.50 metres (estimated) around 08:00 pm Tuesday, slightly higher and later than previously forecast, with major flooding.

 

The Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry is expected to reach around 5.60 metres 06:00 pm Tuesday, with major flooding. Further rises are likely.

 

Colo River:

Major flooding is occurring along the Colo River.

The Colo River at Putty Road is currently around 10.70 metres and rising with major flooding (estimated). Further rises are possible.

 

The Colo River at Putty Road is likely to reach the major flood level (11.20 m) around 08:30 pm Tuesday. Further rises are possible.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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