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Flood levels are easing along the Richmond River, Wilsons River and the Clarence River as rainfall rates having eased to below heavy thresholds.

However, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned for Northern NSW that ‘moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast from Sunday into early next week which may result in renewed rises and flooding. 

Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

‘This may cause renewed river level rises and flooding from Sunday afternoon in the upper Richmond and the Wilsons catchments,’ said the BOM 

‘Major flooding is occurring along the Richmond River at Woodburn, moderate flooding is occurring at Bungawalbyn and minor flooding is occurring at Coraki.

‘The Richmond River at Coraki is currently at 4.69 metres and falling, with minor flooding. The Richmond River at Coraki is expected to remain above the minor flood level (3.40 m) during Sunday.

‘The Richmond River at Bungawalbyn is currently at 4.58 metres and falling, with moderate flooding. The Richmond River at Bungawalbyn is expected to fall below the moderate flood level (4.50 m) around midday Sunday.

‘The Richmond River at Woodburn is currently at 4.28 metres and falling, with major flooding. The Richmond River at Woodburn is expected to fall below the major flood level (4.20 m) Sunday afternoon.

Clarence River

‘Minor flooding is likely at at Maclean around 1pm Sunday on the high tide.,’ say the BOM.

‘Minor flooding is occurring along the Clarence River at Grafton and Ulmarra, and likely at Maclean.

‘The Clarence River at Grafton (Prince St) is currently at 2.28 metres and falling, with minor flooding. The Clarence River at Grafton (Prince St) is likely to fall below the minor flood level (2.10 m) around midday Sunday.

‘The Clarence River at Ulmarra is currently falling below the minor flood level (2.10 metres).

‘The Clarence River at Maclean is currently at 1.49 metres and rising. The Clarence River at Maclean is likely to reach the minor flood level (1.60 m) around 01:00 pm Sunday with the high tide.’


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1 COMMENT

  1. The headline just instills terror on an already freaked out population. It would better to call it what it ismoderate= 3-8 mm per hour heavy= over 8mm per hour. And it may be for 4 hours totalling about 20 mm which is what the Mullumbimby forecast actually is for the next 24 hours.Relax everyone
    PS there is only 20mm forecast for the whole of the week Monday till next Sunday

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