Hawkesbury River may cause Flood Bulletin At North Richmond
Issued at: Tuesday, 8 March 2022 10:30PM
What is happening
MAJOR FLOODING ABOVE THE MARCH 2021 EVENT AND JUST BELOW THE MARCH 1978 FLOOD POSSIBLE AT WINDSOR AROUND MIDDAY WEDNESDAY
MAJOR FLOODING ABOVE THE MARCH 2021 EVENT OCCURRING AT NORTH RICHMOND, WINDSOR, SACKVILLE, LOWER PORTLAND AND WISEMANS FERRY
MAJOR FLOOD PEAK OCCURRING AT WALLACIA
Heavy rainfall over the past week has caused major flooding in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley. Forecast rainfall for Tuesday evening into early Wednesday may cause further rises in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley Tuesday evening.
Rapid rises have been observed at Windsor where the river level has exceeded the March 2021 event and is likely to reach levels just below the March 1978 event on Wednesday.
Major flooding above the March 2021 event is occurring along the along the Hawkesbury River at North Richmond, Windsor, Sackville, Lower Portland and Wisemans Ferry.
A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall is current which includes the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley.
What is forecast The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) may reach around 14.20 metres Tuesday evening, with major flooding slightly higher than the March 2021 event. Further rises possible.
What we are expecting
Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology it is expected the following areas will be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:
On the western side of the Hawkesbury River:
Some flooding along the river in low-lying portions at the back of properties along Terrace Road, North Richmond o Some backwater flooding in Grose Wold along Steading Creek and Philip Charley Creek. Only low-lying portions at the back of rural properties may be affected.