Major flooding in North Richmond and Windsor could last until Saturday | Blue Mountains Gazette
The Bureau of Meteorology said the Hawkesbury River, in North Richmond and Windsor, could remain above major flood stage until Saturday.
After peaking above levels recorded during the March 2021 flood on Wednesday morning, major flooding continues along the Hawkesbury River in North Richmond, Windsor and Wisemans Ferry. Moderate flooding is occurring in Sackville and Lower Portland.
River levels in Windsor peaked around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, with flood levels nearly 1.00 meters above those recorded in March 2021. The peak seen in Windsor is the highest since the March 1978 flood.
The main flood peak in the Hawkesbury is now downstream from Wisemans Ferry.
River levels in North Richmond and Windsor are expected to remain above major levels for the remainder of the week.
The Hawkesbury River in North Richmond (WPS) is currently at 11.98 meters and falling, with major flooding. The river level could remain above the high flood level (10.50 m) until Saturday.
The Hawkesbury River at Windsor (WPS) is currently at 12.53 meters and falling, with major flooding. The river level could remain above the major flood level (12.20 m) until Saturday.
The Hawkesbury River at Sackville fell below major flood stage (9.7m) on Thursday morning and is currently at 9.65m and falling, with moderate flooding.
The Hawkesbury River in Lower Portland fell below major flood stage (7.60m) Thursday morning and is currently at 7.48m and falling, with moderate flooding.
The Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry was at 4.50 meters at 8.30am Thursday and continues to fall. The river level is expected to remain above the major flood level (4.20m) through Thursday.
Minor flooding occurs along the Colo River at Putty Road.
The Colo River at Putty Road is currently declining with minor flooding.
The Nepean River at Penrith fell below minor flood stage (3.9m) Thursday morning.
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, immediately call 000 (triple zero). If you need rescue, evacuation assistance or other emergency help, call NSW SES on 132 500.
- Avoid drowning. Stay away from the rising waters, seek refuge in the highest place available.
- Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas prone to flooding.
- Avoid getting carried away. Stay away from fast-flowing streams and storm drains.
- Never drive, drive or walk through flood waters. Floodwaters can be deceiving and dangerous.
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