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Flood Update for the Hawkesbury, Colo & Macdonald Rivers

Nsw Ses Hawkesbury, Colo &Amp; Macdonald Rivers Flood Information
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The Hawkesbury, Colo & Macdonald rivers continue to fall throughout the Hawkesbury local government area, the NSW SES Hawkesbury Unit shared in its latest flood information on Monday (8:00 AM), 8 April 2024.

Access across the river is only via Windsor bridge until the Richmond bridge is cleared and opened. Flood damage will continue to be assessed today.

Yarramundi Bridge

Yarramundi bridge is CLOSED

The river is currently 6.82m and falling at Yarramundi (6:30 AM)

North Richmond Bridge

North Richmond bridge is CLOSED

The river is currently 6.04m and falling at Yarramundi (7:13 AM)

Water is off the bridge deck, but a large amount of debris needs to be removed, roadways washed, and the structure assessed by Transport for NSW engineers. Please monitor Live and the live camera at North Richmond Bridge for bridge opening.

Windsor Bridge

Windsor bridge is OPEN.

The only access to Windsor Bridge is via the Wilberforce Road. Expect delays.

The river is currently 7.14m (PWD) and falling at Windsor (6:45 AM)


Sackville ferry is CLOSED

The river is currently 4.53m and falling at Sackville (6:45 AM).

Lower Portland

Lower Portland ferry is CLOSED

The river is currently 3.04 m and steady at Lower Portland (6.45 AM).

Wiseman’s Ferry

Wiseman’s Ferry ferry is CLOSED

Webbs Creek ferry is CLOSED

The river is currently 1.44m and steady at Wiseman’s Ferry (7:12 AM))

Macdonald River

The river is currently 1.17 m and steady at St Albans (7:08 AM)

Colo River

The river is currently 3.40m and steady at the Upper Colo gauge (7:08 AM)

Nsw Ses Volunteers Rescue A Driver After Being Trapped Due To The Weekend'S Flood At Richmond
Nsw ses crews rescued a driver after being trapped in his utility on old kurrajong road at richmond © nsw ses hawkesbury unit


NSW SES said in its latest damage assessments on Monday, 8 April, that crews are currently assessing the damage in Sackville, Ebenezer, Pitt Town, and Colo, while assessments have been undertaken in the Northern Beaches, Illawarra, and Hawkesbury Nepean area.

In the agency’s previous assessment on Sunday afternoon, 7 April, the SES crews said that 57 properties had been damaged while 28 were inundated by flood water in the Illawarra area.

Dallas Burnes, the NSW SES State Duty Commander and acting Assistant Commissioner Dallas Burnes, mentioned they are now focusing on resupplying isolated communities and finalizing damage assessments.

“As we transition to recovery after the weekend’s heavy rainfall and storm activity, our volunteers are out in the community undertaking damage assessments and supporting community members with clean-up activities,” acting Assistant Commissioner Burnes said.

“Drive slowly, plan your route carefully to avoid any flooded roads and allow extra travel time. Damage to roads and buildings caused by flooding may still exist in your area.”

“Be aware of road hazards including mud and debris and take care as local roads could still have water over them. Check in on your neighbours, animals and livestock if safe to do so.”

According to the NSW SES, more than 5000 SES volunteers have been deployed across NSW to help the communities.

The NSW SES Hawkesbury Unit shares to regularly check the official pages and hotlines in case another similar event occurs, such as:


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.


  • Download the Hazards Near Me app
  • Listen to your local ABC radio station
  • Follow us on Facebook at /NSWSES or our website at
  • Go to the latest Weather and Warnings at

For the latest Rainfall and River heights visit

For road closures visit Road Closures at or Hawkesbury City Council Disaster and Emergency Dashboard at

There are live cameras at Yarramundi Bridge, North Richmond Bridge, Windsor Bridge, Cattai Bridge and Sackville Ferry available at

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