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Warnings: New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory

Flood Watch: New South Wales River Valleys

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)



IDN36501
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

FLOOD WATCH FOR THE RICHMOND-WILSONS, CLARENCE, COFFS COAST, BELLINGER,
NAMBUCCA AND UPPER MACINTYRE VALLEYS
Issued at 8:29 am EDT on Thursday 30 March 2017
Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice for possible future flooding along
all rivers, creeks and overland flow paths within a nominated valley [See note
below].

A cold front moving through NSW during Thursday will interact with moisture
from Tropical Cyclone Debbie, leading to widespread rain over the state's east.
Particularly heavy rain is expected in parts of the northeast on Thursday,
likely continuing into Friday as a low pressure trough deepens near the
Queensland border.

This weather system has the potential to cause river flooding as well as local
flash flooding to develop along the following river valleys from Thursday
onwards:

1. Richmond-Wilsons Valley - moderate to major flooding

2. Clarence Valley (including Orara) - moderate flooding

3. Coffs Coast - minor flooding

4. Bellinger Valley - minor to moderate flooding

5. Nambucca Valley - minor to moderate flooding

6. Upper Macintyre Valley - minor to moderate flooding

Flood warnings are current for Tweed River, Brunswick River and Bogan River. A
severe weather warning is current for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Mid
North Coast, Hunter, Metropolitan, North West Slopes and Plains and Northern
Tablelands Forecast Districts.

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams
must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to
higher ground should flooding develop. Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor
Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for
which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service. Across NSW,
about 70% of Flood Watches are followed by flooding.

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/

Next Issue:
This flood watch will be reviewed by 11am Friday [31/03/2017].

For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/

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Flood: Bogan River

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN36625
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Bogan River

at Dandaloo at Mudall

Issued at 1:16 pm EDT on Thursday 30 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 11

reissue

Bogan River to Nyngan:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Bogan River at Dandaloo. Minor flooding
is predicted at Mudall.

The Bogan River at Dandaloo peaked near 4.80 metres around midnight Wednesday
and is currently at 4.78 metres and falling.

The Bogan River at Mudall is expected to peak near the minor flood level (2.7
metres) around Tuesday.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Bogan River at Peak Hill, 0.53, Steady, 01:00 PM THU 30/03/17
Bogan River at Dandaloo, 4.75, Steady, 12:00 PM THU 30/03/17
Bogan River at Neurie Plains, 0.51, Steady, 12:00 PM THU 30/03/17
Bogan River at Nyngan, 2.11, Steady, 12:00 PM THU 30/03/17
Bogan River at Monkey Bridge, 0.52, Steady, 01:00 PM THU 30/03/17
Bogan River at Gongolgon, 0.27, Steady, 12:00 PM THU 30/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

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Flood: MacIntyre River

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN36620
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Moderate Flood Warning for the Upper Macintyre River

at Ashford

Issued at 10:02 pm EDT on Thursday 30 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 2

Up to 92 millimetres of rain has fallen during the past 24 hours to 10:00 pm
Thursday over the Upper Macintyre River valley.

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which could produce further
river level rises. The situation is being closely monitored and revised
predictions will be issued if necessary.

Severn River:
Moderate flooding is predicted along the Severn River at Ashford.

The Severn River at Ashford is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.20
metres) early Friday. The river level is likely to reach around 4.00 metres
Friday afternoon with moderate flooding.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 08:00 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Frasers Creek at Westholme, 1.05, Rising, 09:00 PM THU 30/03/17
Severn River at Ashford, 1.73, Rising, 09:00 PM THU 30/03/17
Macintyre River at Inverell (Middle Creek), 2.33, Rising, 09:15 PM THU 30/03/17
Macintyre River at Wallangra, 1.53, Steady, 09:00 PM THU 30/03/17
Macintyre River at Yetman Bridge, 1.84, Steady, 09:15 PM THU 30/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

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Flood: Bellinger River

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN36604
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Bellinger

at Thora

Issued at 3:04 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 2

Up to 67 millimetres of rain has been observed during the past 12 hours to
01:00am Friday over the Bellinger River Valley. Rain has eased in the past 3
hours to 3:00am this morning.

Bellinger River:
Minor flooding is predicted along the Bellinger River at Thora.

The Bellinger River at Thora is likely to reach the minor flood level (3.00 m)
Friday morning.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 07:00 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Bellinger River at Thora, 2.83, Rising, 02:33 AM FRI 31/03/17
Never Never Creek at Gleniffer, 1.49, Rising, 02:56 AM FRI 31/03/17
Bellinger River at Bellingen, 2.04, Rising, 02:48 AM FRI 31/03/17
Bellinger River at Repton, 0.54, Steady, 02:57 AM FRI 31/03/17
Kalang River at Kooroowi-Scotchman, 1.43, Falling, 02:58 AM FRI 31/03/17
Kalang River at Newry Island (AHD), 0.55, Rising, 02:56 AM FRI 31/03/17
Kalang River at Urunga (AHD), 0.66, Rising, 02:00 AM FRI 31/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

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Flood: Tweed River

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN36601
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Major Flood Warning for the Tweed River

at Murwillumbah and Chinderah

Issued at 3:38 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 10

The Murwillumbah forecast gauge was faulty and previous readings were incorrect
and overstated.

Between 500 and 740 mm of rain has been recorded in the 24 hours to 02:00 am in
the middle and upper reaches of the Tweed River valley. However, rainfall rates
have started easing in the last hour.

Additional rainfall is forecast over the next few hours hours but river levels
have peaked in the upper parts of the catchment.

Tweed River:
Major flooding is occurring along the Tweed River at Murwillumbah. Minor
flooding is occurring along the Tweed River at Chinderah.

The current water level at the Murwillumbah forecast gauge is estimated at
around 6.0 metres. The Tweed River at Murwillumbah (AHD) may peak near 6.20
metres Friday morning with major flooding.

The Tweed River at Chinderah (Barneys Point) (AHD) peaked at 1.69 metres
(moderate flood level 1.70 metres) around 01:00 am Friday 31 March and is
currently at 1.61 metres and falling slowly. The Tweed River at Chinderah
(Barneys Point) (AHD) is expected to reach the major flood level (2.00 m) early
Friday afternoon around the high tide with major flooding, with further rises
possible.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 05:30 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Tweed River at Uki, 12.21, Falling, 03:26 AM FRI 31/03/17
Oxley River at Eungella, 8.03, Falling, 03:27 AM FRI 31/03/17
Rous River at Chillingham, 6.43, Rising, 11:34 PM THU 30/03/17
Tweed River at Tumbulgum (AHD), 3.35, Rising, 03:28 AM FRI 31/03/17
Tweed River at Chinderah (Barneys Point) (AHD), 1.60, Falling, 03:27 AM FRI 31/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

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Severe Weather: Lord Howe Island

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN28504
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN
for Lord Howe Island.

Issued at 3:49 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017.

HEADLINE: DAMAGING WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN TODAY.

Weather Situation
EX-Tropical Cyclone Debbie will be positioned to the northwest of Lord Howe
Island on Friday, slowly moving east to lie just to the north on Saturday
morning.

HEAVY RAINFALL during Friday afternoon and evening is expected to cause flash
flooding.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 65km/h with gusts in excess of 90km/h are expected
from Friday afternoon.

The NSW State Emergency Service advice you:

1. Stay indoors away from windows and keep children indoors.
2. Don't walk, ride your bicycle or drive through flood water, and keep clear
of creeks and storm drains.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the Lord Howe Island Police on
[02] 6563 2199

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218

The next warning will be issued by 11:00am 31st March 2017..

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Storm Wind: Byron Coast

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN20400
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 1 April 2017.

Wind Warnings for Friday 31 March
Storm Force Wind Warning for the following area:
Byron Coast
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Coffs Coast and Macquarie Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Sydney Closed Waters, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Coast
Cancellation for the following areas:
Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

Wind Warnings for Saturday 1 April
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Byron Coast and Coffs Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT Friday.


Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for
information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.


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Gale: Coffs Coast and Macquarie Coast

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN20400
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 1 April 2017.

Wind Warnings for Friday 31 March
Storm Force Wind Warning for the following area:
Byron Coast
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Coffs Coast and Macquarie Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Sydney Closed Waters, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Coast
Cancellation for the following areas:
Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

Wind Warnings for Saturday 1 April
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Byron Coast and Coffs Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT Friday.


Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for
information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.


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Strong Wind: Sydney Closed Waters, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Coast

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN20400
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 1 April 2017.

Wind Warnings for Friday 31 March
Storm Force Wind Warning for the following area:
Byron Coast
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Coffs Coast and Macquarie Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Sydney Closed Waters, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Coast
Cancellation for the following areas:
Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

Wind Warnings for Saturday 1 April
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Byron Coast and Coffs Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT Friday.


Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for
information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.


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Severe Weather: Parts of the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Forecast Districts

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN20032
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES and DAMAGING SURF
For people in parts of the
Northern Rivers and
Mid North Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:12 am Friday, 31 March 2017.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND LARGE WAVES FOR NORTH COAST OF NSW

SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie is just off the Gold Coast and is moving slowly
southeast. Strong to gale force southerly winds are expected on the western
flank of the low. Heavy rain has eased as the low moves away from the coast.

DAMAGING SOUTHERLY WINDS averaging 65km/h with gusts in excess of 90km/h are
forecast along the coast north of Port Macquarie. DESTRUCTIVE SOUTHERLY WIND
GUSTS in excess of 125km/h are possible during the morning.

DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are expected along the Byron coast. Waves exceeding 5
metres in the surf zone are likely to produce significant beach erosion. High
tides on Friday in this area may exceed the highest astronomical tide of the
year.

DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS are likely north of Sydney today. Large and powerful
surf conditions will be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing,
swimming and surfing.

Locations which may be affected with heavy rainfall include Lismore, Grafton,
Coffs Harbour, Tenterfield, Yamba, Glen Innes and Inverell.
Locations which may be affected by damaging winds include the coastal parts of
Sydney, The Entrance, Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.
Locations which may be affected by destructive wind gusts include Cape Byron,
Ballina and Evans Head.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Hunter, Metropolitan and Northern
Tablelands districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Cape Byron recorded wind gusts of 94 km/h at 3am.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be
energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy
on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132
500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEDT Friday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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Flood: Orara River

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN36618
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Orara River

at Glenreagh and Coutts Crossing

Issued at 4:13 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 4

An average of 58 millimetres of rainfall has been observed during the past 24
hours to 03:00am Friday over the Orara River Valley. Rain has eased since
12:00am Friday.

Orara River:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Orara River.

The Orara River at Glenreagh Automatic Gauge is likely to reach around 8.00
metres Friday morning with minor flooding.

The Orara River at Glenreagh Bridge (manual gauge) is likely to reach around
5.48 metres Friday morning with minor flooding.

The Orara River at Coutts Crossing is likely to reach around 7.70 metres Friday
morning with minor flooding.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Orara River at Karangi, 2.10, Rising, 03:00 AM FRI 31/03/17
Orara River at Glenreagh (Automatic Gauge), 7.15, Rising, 03:00 AM FRI 31/03/17
Orara River at Coutts Crossing, 5.50, Rising, 06:00 PM THU 30/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

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Flood: Brunswick River

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN36637
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Moderate to Major Flood Warning for the Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek

At Billinudgel and Mullumbimby

Issued at 4:36 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 8

Between 300 and 490 millimetres of rain was recorded in the 24 hours to 2:00 am
Friday over the upper and middle parts of the Brunswick valley. During the 2
hours to 4:00 am Friday, rainfall has started to ease with 20 to 25 mm recorded
during that period.

Rain is forecast over the next few hours but will not cause further river rises.

Marshalls Creek:
Major flooding is occuring along the Marshalls Creek.

The Marshalls Creek at Billinudgel peaked at 4.47 metres with major flooding
around 02:30 am Friday 31 March and is falling.

Brunswick River:
Moderate flooding is occuring along the Brunswick River at Mullumbimby
(Federation Bridge).

The Brunswick River at Mullumbimby (Federation Bridge) will peak between 4.30
and 4.40 metres around 05:00 am Friday with moderate flooding.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Marshalls Creek at The Pocket, 3.17, Falling, 04:11 AM FRI 31/03/17
Lacks Creek at Middle Pocket, 3.43, Falling, 04:07 AM FRI 31/03/17
Mullumbimby Creek at Mullumbimby Creek, 1.36, Falling, 04:09 AM FRI 31/03/17
Brunswick River at Durrumbul, 3.99, Falling, 04:11 AM FRI 31/03/17
Brunswick River at Mullumbimby (Federation Bridge), 4.27, Rising, 04:04 AM FRI 31/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

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Flood: Richmond/Wilson

Issued at: 31 Mar 2017, 5:12am (AEDT)

IDN36602
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Major Flood Warning for the Wilsons River at Lismore and minor to major flood
warning for the Richmond River

Issued at 4:58 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 7

Up to 576 millimetres of rain has been recorded during the past 36 hours to 4am
Friday over the Wilsons River valley.

Major flooding is occurring along the Wilsons River at Lismore, with river
levels predicted to be higher than the 2001 and 2005 floods. Depending on the
forecast rainfall further rises are possible.

Minor to major flooding is predicted for the Richmond River.

Further rainfall is possible for the next 6 hours which could produce further
river level rises. The situation is being closely monitored and revised
predictions will be issued if necessary.

Wilsons River:
Major flooding is occurring along the Wilsons River at Lismore.

The Wilsons River at Lismore is likely to peak around 11.50 metres AHD Friday
morning with major flooding.

Richmond River:
Minor to major flooding is predicted along the Richmond River.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Richmond River at Wiangaree where the
river peaked near 15.6 metres around 3am Friday with moderate flooding.

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Richmond River at Kyogle where the
river is likely to reach around 17.00 metres Friday morning with major flooding

The Richmond River at Casino Road Bridge is likely to reach around 11.80 metres
Friday afternoon with minor flooding.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Richmond River at Coraki. The Richmond
River at Coraki is likely to reach around 6.00 metres Friday afternoon with
major flooding.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Richmond River at Bungawalbyn where the
river likely to reach around 5.50 metres Friday afternoon with major flooding.

The Richmond River at Woodburn is likely to reach around 4.10 metres Friday
afternoon with moderate flooding.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 08:00 am EDT on Friday 31 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Leycester Creek at Rock Valley, 11.56, Falling, 04:45 AM FRI 31/03/17
Teraenia Creek at The Channon, 8.60, Rising, 04:45 AM FRI 31/03/17
Coopers Creek at Ewing Bridge Corndale, 10.41, Rising, 04:47 AM FRI 31/03/17
Wilsons River at Eltham, 9.15, Rising, 04:43 AM FRI 31/03/17
Wilsons River at Woodlawn (AHD), 7.91, Steady, 04:33 AM FRI 31/03/17
Leycester Creek at Tuncester (AHD), 13.68, Steady, 04:38 AM FRI 31/03/17
Wilsons River at Lismore (AHD), 11.01, Rising, 04:44 AM FRI 31/03/17
Richmond River at Wiangaree, 15.38, Falling, 04:00 AM FRI 31/03/17
Richmond River at Kyogle, 15.82, Rising, 04:00 AM FRI 31/03/17
Richmond River at Casino (Automatic Gauge), 8.93, Rising, 04:00 AM FRI 31/03/17
Richmond River at Coraki, 4.76, Rising, 04:00 AM FRI 31/03/17
Myrtle Creek at Rappville, 4.36, Rising, 04:00 AM FRI 31/03/17
Richmond River at Bungawalbyn Junction, 3.89, Rising, 02:45 AM FRI 31/03/17
Richmond River at Woodburn, 2.98, Rising, 04:00 AM FRI 31/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

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