Update from the Wisemans Ferry Operation

Despite the weather clearing up, flooding is still very much here in our area, the rivers slowly drops and the impact of floods is becoming more visible.

Today the volunteers supported by other emergency services continued delivering food, fodder and petrol to the isolated communities as well as evacuating those in need. Wisemans Ferry Operation will remain until the ferry reopens.

SES The Hills Unit would like to thank all emergency services supporting the community in these difficult circumstances – and to the communities themselves for their understanding, friendliness and patience.

Situation update with the Ferries:
  • Sackville ferry is CLOSED
  • Lower Portland ferry is CLOSED
  • Webbs Creek ferry is CLOSED
  • Wiseman’s ferry is CLOSED

The BOM has issued flooding warning no. 42 (4.25pm) with river levels easing across the Hawkesbury River catchment.

Moderate flooding is easing along the Hawkesbury River at Sackville, where river levels peaked at 10.90 metres Tuesday evening, exceeding the March 2022 flood event (10.70 metres), with major flooding. The river is currently 8.30 m and falling at Sackville Ferry (4.44pm) The Hawkesbury River at Sackville is expected to fall below the moderate flood level (7.30 m) overnight Thursday into Friday.

Moderate flooding is easing along the Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland, where river levels peaked at 9.00 metres Tuesday evening, exceeding the March 2022 flood event (8.67 metres), with major flooding. The river is currently 6.59 m and falling at Lower Portland (4.15pm) The Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland is likely to fall below the moderate flood level (6.10 m) overnight Thursday into Friday. Wisemans Ferry

Moderate flooding is easing along the Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry, where river levels peaked at 5.75 metres during Wednesday morning, exceeding the March 2022 flood event (5.18 metres), with major flooding. The river is currently 3.96 m and rising at Wisemans Ferry (4.44pm) The Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry may remain above the moderate flood level (3.50 m) overnight Thursday into Friday.

Significant river level rises were observed along the Mcdonald river at St Albans, where river levels now below the March 2022 flood level (8.33 metres) and falling slowly. Significant river level rises were observed along the Colo River upstream of Putty Road, where moderate river levels are now falling slowly. The river is currently 5.60 m and steady at St Albans (4.43pm)

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