• Tony Bosworth

Minor flooding likely at North Richmond this morning – bridge “may close with further river rises”



This morning’s flood and river update from Western Sydney SES says if there are further river rises it’s a possibility both North Richmond and Yarramundi Bridge may close.


At 5am this morning though all local river levels were steady, and falling at Sackville.


“Recent rainfall across the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley has caused river level rises in its upper tributaries,” says the SES update.


“Along the Hawkesbury River, minor flooding is likely at North Richmond Wednesday morning on the high tide."


What we are expecting, says SES:


“The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond may peak near 4.00 metres around 03:00 pm Wednesday with minor flooding on the high tide.


“Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology it is expected the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

o Possible flooding of low lying areas

o The North Richmond Bridge may close with further river rises

o The Yarramundi Bridge between Yarramundi and Agnes Banks may close with further river rises”.


Here’s the full statement:


NSW SES Minor Flood Bulletin 04 Hawkesbury River at North Richmond

What is happening?

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT NORTH RICHMOND

Recent rainfall across the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley has caused river level rises in its upper tributaries. Along the Hawkesbury River, minor flooding is likely at North Richmond Wednesday morning on the high tide.

A Flood Watch is current for the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, Hawkesbury Nepean Valley and North Western New South Wales Rivers.

What we are expecting:

The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) may peak near 4.00 metres around 03:00 pm Wednesday with minor flooding on the high tide.

Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology it is expected the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

o Possible flooding of low lying areas

o The North Richmond Bridge may close with further river rises

o The Yarramundi Bridge between Yarramundi and Agnes Banks may close with further river rises

What you need to do:

People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should consider:

• If your property is at risk of inundation, raising moveable items, such as furniture, as high as possible onto benches or tables, placing electrical items on top.

• Relocating livestock to higher ground that will not become an island.

• Relocating pumps and farm equipment to higher ground.

• Planning your route carefully to avoid flooded roads and allow extra travel time.

• The consequences of road and bridge closures and water over roads and make alternate arrangements for work, children and travel.

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.

Latest River Heights:

Nepean River at Menangle Bridge - 3.99m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 05:02 AM WED 30/03/22

Nepean River at Camden Weir - 2.55m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 04:55 AM WED 30/03/22

Nepean River at Penrith - 2.58m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 05:06 AM WED 30/03/22

Grose River at Burralow - 1.37m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 05:10 AM WED 30/03/22

Hawkesbury River at North Richmond WPS - 3.41m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 04:21 AM WED 30/03/22

Hawkesbury River at Windsor PWD - 3.26m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 04:45 AM WED 30/03/22

Colo River at Upper Colo SWC - 7.10m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 05:09 AM WED 30/03/22

Hawkesbury River at Sackville - 1.54m Falling

Date/Time of Observation: 04:49 AM WED 30/03/22

Macdonald River at St Albans - 3.10m

Nepean River at Menangle Bridge - 3.99m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 05:02 AM WED 30/03/22

Nepean River at Camden Weir - 2.55m Steady

Date/Time of Observation: 04:55 AM WED 30/03/22




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