Flooding Information

Hawkesbury River at Sackville Issued: Sunday, 10 April 2022 3:15 PM

What is happening: RIVER LEVELS AT WINDSOR TO FALL BELOW MODERATE ON SUNDAY NIGHT

MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES AT NORTH RICHMOND AND PUTTY ROAD

FLOODING

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Hawkesbury River at Windsor and minor flooding at North Richmond. Warragamba Dam continues spilling. Flooding is expected to ease further today, with Windsor to fall below the moderate flood level.

River levels at Penrith and Sackville have fallen below the minor flood level. The flood peak passed through Lower Portland and Wisemans Ferry below the minor flood level. River levels are easing along the Upper Colo River, and river levels at Putty Road may fall below minor overnight Sunday night. River levels peaked along the Macdonald River and are easing further.

What we are expecting:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Hawkesbury River at Windsor. Minor flooding is occurring at North Richmond.

The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond fell below the moderate flood level (7.90 metres) around midday Sunday and is currently at 7.71 metres and falling slowly with minor flooding. The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) is expected to remain above the minor flood level (3.80 m) during Monday. The river level may fall below the minor flood level (3.80 m) Tuesday morning.

The Hawkesbury River at Windsor (PWD) peaked at 9.07 metres around 06:00 am Saturday 09 April and is currently at 7.65 metres and falling slowly with moderate flooding. The Hawkesbury River at Windsor (WPS) is likely to fall below the moderate flood level (7.00 m) Sunday night. The river level is likely to remain above the minor flood level (5.80 m) during Monday.

The Hawkesbury River at Sackville peaked at 5.20 metres around 09:00 am Saturday 09 April and fell below the minor flood level (4.60 metres) around 1:00 pm Sunday. The river level is currently at 4.57 metres, below the minor flood level and falling. No further flooding is expected at Sackville.

What you need to do:
People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should:
• Residents are to remain vigilant as there could still be water in low lying areas.
• The threat of flooding is reduced. You can now return to normal activity but be aware of any hazards that may still exist.
• Check on your neighbours (particularly older people), check animals and livestock.
• Stay tuned to local radio or TV.
• Follow the advice of emergency services.
• Stay clear of fallen trees and powerlines as well as creeks, drains, causeways, gutters and streams.
Never walk, drive, ride through floodwaters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
For more information:
• Listen to your local ABC radio station, follow NSWSES on Facebook or www.ses.nsw.gov.au
• Latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/
• Road Closures: www.livetraffic.com.au , 131 701 or contact your local council.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.
The next bulletin will be issued by 9:45 AM on Monday, 11 April 2022.
River levels at Penrith and Sackville have fallen below the minor flood level. The flood peak passed through Lower Portland and Wisemans Ferry below the minor flood level. River levels are easing along the Upper Colo River, and river levels at Putty Road may fall below minor overnight Sunday night. River levels peaked along the Macdonald River and are easing further.
River levels at Penrith and Sackville have fallen below the minor flood level. The flood peak passed through Lower Portland and Wisemans Ferry below the minor flood level. River levels are easing along the Upper Colo River, and river levels at Putty Road may fall below minor overnight Sunday night. River levels peaked along the Macdonald River and are easing further.
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