Floodwaters easing, threat remains

FLOODWATERS are easing across the Northern Rivers, although flood warnings remain in place for the Richmond/Wilsons, Brunswick, Tweed, and Clarence/Orara catchments.

The Bureau of Meteorology says rain eased across all catchments overnight and there was no significant rain in the Tweed or Brunswick catchments. The Tweed wore the brunt of the heavy weather yesterday with several communities evacuated.

The bureau now has a minor flood warning active for the Tweed, Brunswick, and Clarence rivers, a moderate flood warning for the Richmond and Wilsons rivers, and a minor to moderate warning for the Orara River.

In Lismore the Wilsons River was expected to peak at 7.8 metres - more than two metres below the top of the flood levee - about 1pm today.

However, the bureau also warns the situation could change if heavy rains may return today.

The SES is monitoring the situation and advise:

  • People working, living or camping near rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and listen to the radio for updates and advices.
  • Farmers and other landholders in downstream areas where river rises are still occurring should keep a watch on their streams and be prepared to move pumps, equipment and livestock to higher ground.
  • Don't walk, drive or ride in flood water. Water may be over low lying causeways.
  • 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.

For latest weather forecast: www.bom.gov.au.

Tweed River: Predicted River Heights/Flows:

Chinderah

- reach minor flood level [1.3 metres] around noon Thursday [26/1/2012]

Latest River Heights

Location

Height of River

Date/Time of Observation

Tweed R at Uki

3.71m falling

08:36 AM THU 26/01/12

Oxley R at Eungella

1.68m falling

08:33 AM THU 26/01/12

Tweed R at Murwillumbah

2.11m falling

08:38 AM THU 26/01/12

Rous R at Boat Harbour

3.77m falling

08:42 AM THU 26/01/12

Tweed R at Tumbulgum

2.06m falling

08:32 AM THU 26/01/12

Tweed R at Barneys Point

1.17m rising

08:30 AM THU 26/01/12

    Richmond/Wilsons River: Predicted River Heights/Flows:

  • Lismore (AHD) - peak near 7.8 metres around 1pm today [26/1/2012] with moderate flooding
  • Casino Road Bridge - peak slightly below its minor flood level (9.2 metres) around 2pm today. [26/1/2012]
  • Coraki - reach 5.0 metres around 6am on Friday [27/1/2012] with minor to moderate flooding.
  • Bungawalbyn - reach 4.2 metres late Friday [27/1/2012] with minor flooding
  • Woodburn - remain below its minor flood level

Latest River Heights

Location

Height of River

Date/Time of Observation

Richmond R at Wiangaree

3.39m falling

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Richmond R at Kyogle

10.44m falling

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Richmond R at Casino

10.7m steady

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Eden Ck at Doubtful

6.47m falling

07:45 AM THU 26/01/12

Shannon Brook at Yorklea

7.46m rising

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Leycester Ck at Rock Valley

2.61m steady

08:44 AM THU 26/01/12

Goolmangar Ck at Nimbin

2.46m steady

08:34 AM THU 26/01/12

Back Ck at Bentley

2.94m steady

08:40 AM THU 26/01/12

Terania Ck at The Channon

10.25m steady

06:30 PM WED 25/01/12

Coopers Ck at Repentance

1.73m steady

08:36 AM THU 26/01/12

Wilsons R at Nashua

5.21m steady

08:42 AM THU 26/01/12

Coopers Ck at Corndale

8.1m steady

08:42 AM THU 26/01/12

Wilsons R at Eltham

9.43m steady

08:43 AM THU 26/01/12

Wilsons R at Woodlawn (mAHD)

8.31m rising

08:33 AM THU 26/01/12

Leycester Ck at Tuncester (mAHD)

8.18m steady

08:42 AM THU 26/01/12

Wilsons R at Lismore (mAHD)

7.49m rising

08:45 AM THU 26/01/12

Richmond R at Coraki

3.81m rising

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Myrtle Ck at Rappville

3.64m rising

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Richmond R at Bungawalbyn

3.69m rising

07:45 AM THU 26/01/12

Richmond R at Woodburn

2.59m steady

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

  Brunswick River: Latest RiverHeights:

Location

Height of River

Date/Time of Observation

Marshalls Ck at The Pocket

1.44m falling

02:24 AM THU 26/01/12

Lacks Ck at Middle Pocket

2.63m falling

02:21 AM THU 26/01/12

Brunswick R at Mullumbimby

1.9m falling

02:31 AM THU 26/01/12

Brunswick R at Sherrys Br

1.95m falling

02:30 AM THU 26/01/12

Mullumbimby Ck at Mullumbimby Creek

0.73m falling

02:14 AM THU 26/01/12

Marshalls Ck at Billinudgel

2.47m falling

02:30 AM THU 26/01/12

 

 

Clarence/Orara River:

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

  • Grafton - Reach 3.80 metres around 8pm Thursday night with Moderate Flooding
  • Ulmarra - Reach 3.00 metres around 10pm Thursday night with Minor Flooding
  • Glenreagh Bridge (Orara River)
    • Reach 8.20 metres around 6pm Thursday with Moderate flooding
  • Glenreagh (automatic gauge)
    • Reach 10.50 metres around 5pm Thursday with Moderate flooding

Latest River Heights

Location

Height of River

Date/Time of Observation

Nymboida R at Nymboida

9.9m rising

10:15 AM THU 26/01/12

Mann R at Mitchell

1.41m steady

11:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Boyd R at Broadmeadows

3.22m rising

11:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Clarence R at Tabulam

6.57m falling

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Clarence R at Baryulgil

7.42m falling

11:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Mann R at Jackadgery

7.27m rising

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Clarence R at Lilydale

10.58m rising

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Orara R at Glenreagh

9.18m rising

08:00 AM THU 26/01/12

Clarence R at Grafton (Prince St)

3.27m rising

10:45 AM THU 26/01/12

Clarence R at Ulmarra

2.33m rising

09:45 AM THU 26/01/12

Clarence R at Maclean

1.26m rising

10:00 AM THU 26/01/12



Arrest made after historical break-in

Arrest made after historical break-in

Herbal vaporisers and few thousand dollars cash stolen back in 2013

Surfing scientists uncover mysteries of the ocean

Surfing scientists uncover mysteries of the ocean

How a morning surf is helping combat climate change

Cafe to close for refurbishments during 'low season'

Cafe to close for refurbishments during 'low season'

"There are no plans to close the cafe long term,”: CEO

Local Partners