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Final Flood Warning for the Hawkesbury River (09/04/24)

Nsw Ses Hawkesbury Unit Crews Assessing The Damage
Crews assessing the damage caused by the recent weather event © nsw ses hawkesbury unit

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) released its Final Flood Warning for the Hawkesbury River on Tuesday, 9 April 2024 (8:12 AM EST) after a series of heavy rain inundated many parts of Greater Sydney over the weekend.

According to the Bureau, no significant rainfall has been observed since Saturday morning, 6 April, and no significant rain is expected for the next few days.

On Monday afternoon, the Hawkesbury River at Windsor fell below the minor flood level (5.80 metres), while the river at North Richmond fell similarly (3.80 metres) on Tuesday morning.

 The Bureau says, “Flooding is no longer occurring along the Hawkesbury River at North Richmond and Windsor.”

“The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) is currently at 3.79 metres and falling, below the minor flood level.”

“The Hawkesbury River at Windsor (WPS) is currently at 4.11 metres and falling, below the minor flood level.”


Community Members Cleaning Debris
Community members cleaning debris after a series of heavy rain © nsw ses hawkesbury unit


To learn more about the latest river height as of Tuesday morning, visit the Bureau’s website here.

The BOM also shared safety advice in case another similar monster event occurs again:

In life-threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate, or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.

  • Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
  • Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
  • Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
  • Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.


A Vehicle Submerged In Flood Waters
Over the weekend, the oakville rural fire brigade was alerted of a vehicle floating in floodwater on pitt town road, mckenzies creek © oakville rural fire brigade


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