Emergency services called to assist SES out of flood situation

Emergency services were called to Canowindra today to assist the SES after a unit required assistance after being caught out by a sudden deluge.

A storm which swept through the district this afternoon has dropped more than 50mm of rain in some parts of the district, including Canowindra.

The SES unit got into difficulties on a road off Longs Corner Road outside Canowindra.

Meanwhile renewed rises have been observed in the Lachlan River at Cowra, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

These floodwaters combined with flows from the Belubula River are expected to cause renewed minor flooding at Nanami from Friday.

Further rises to the moderate flood level are possible depending on how the forecast rainfall eventuates.

From the earlier event in mid-November, the Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge peaked near 10.54 metres on Thursday 18 November with near major flooding.

River levels at Forbes have fallen below the minor flood level but renewed rises are possible.


Predictions will be made once upstream peaks are observed.

The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir peaked near 7.00 metres on Friday 19 November with major flooding.

River levels are Cottons Weir have fallen below the moderate flood level.

Up to date river level data is currently unavailable, though minor flooding is likely continuing.

Major flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Jemalong where river levels peaked around 7.94 metres on Monday 22 November.

Minor flooding is occurring at Condobolin where moderate flooding is likely over the weekend.

Numerous roads have been impacted by flooding, but some have reopened late this week.

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