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The SES has issued a Minor Flood warning for the Wilson River at Lismore. Moderate rainfall across the Wilsons River catchment since Wednesday has caused significant river level rises along the Wilsons River and its tributaries, which has the potential to cause minor flooding along the Wilsons River at Lismore late Friday morning.

The warning was issued at 5.30am today.

Further rainfall is possible over the next 36 hours which could produce further river level rises. The situation is being closely monitored and revised predictions will be issued if necessary.

The expectation is that Wilsons River at Lismore may reach 4.20 metres around 11am today, Friday, January 21, with minor

flooding. People upstream of the Rowing Club River Gauge should allow for a level at least 0.5 metre higher than the gauge reading owing to the flood slope.

Residents and businesses in the Lismore Basin may experience localised flash flooding prior to river rises and a number of low lying rural roads will be flooded.

At Lismore, based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology it is expected the following low lying farmland and rural properties; Hensley Car Park next to Sportspower near Fawcett’s Bridge; Lower Rowing Club Car Park, and; Bridge St next to McKenzie Park in North Lismore, will be affected.

Latest River Heights for the Wilsons River:

Minor Flood Warning – 5.30am, Friday, January 21, 2022.

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.


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