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‘A Severe Weather Warning is current for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands Forecast District.

‘Moderate to Major flooding is possible along the Richmond River.

‘The Richmond River at Wiangaree peaked at 10.90 metres around 08:00 am Tuesday and is currently at 5.06 metres and falling, below the minor flood level (11.00 metres). The Richmond River at Wiangaree may reach the minor flood level (11.00 m) Wednesday morning.

‘The Richmond River at Kyogle peaked at 13.91 metres around 03:30 pm Tuesday 29 March with minor flooding and is currently at 13.09 metres and falling with minor flooding. The Richmond River at Kyogle is expected to remain above the minor flood level (12.00 m) until Wednesday morning. Further rises possible with renewed heavy rainfall.

‘The Richmond River at Casino Road Bridge may exceed the minor flood level (9.20m) Wednesday morning. Further rises are possible with renewed heavy rainfall.

‘Minor flooding is occurring along the Richmond River at Coraki where river levels are likley to reach the moderate flood level (5.00 m) around 3:00 am Wednesday morning. The river level may reach the major flood level (5.70 m) Wednesday afternoon.

‘Minor flooding is occurring along the Richmond River at Bungawalbyn where river levels may reach the moderate flood level (4.50 m) early Wednesday morning. The river level may reach the major flood level (5.00 m) during Wednesday. Further rises are possible.

‘The Richmond River at Woodburn is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.20 m) Wednesday morning. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (3.70 m) Wednesday evening. Further rises are possible.’

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