NSW SES Flood Update for 5 Dec 2022

Flood updates from NSW SES for Wentworth and Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol

Summary

Wentworth

The Murray River at Wentworth may reach 34.10 metres AHD around late December (25-26
December), with major flooding.

A prolonged peak is possible through to early January, with major flooding.

See press release below for more information.

Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol

MILDURA WEIR

The Murray River at Mildura Weir is likely to reach around 38.20 metres AHD later this week and may reach around 38.30 metres AHD around 21-22 December, with moderate flooding.

A prolonged peak is possible through to late December, with moderate flooding.

The river is currently 38.15 metres and rising.

See press release below for more information.

Advice for parents of boarding school students who are isolated due to current flooding.

Are you needing to get your kids home from boarding school, but are isolated?

The New South Wales State Emergency Service is able to assist in getting your children home safely at the end of this school year.

Read the flyer below for more information.

SES Flood Update 2 December 2022

NSW SES flood updates for Wentworth and Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol as of 4.20pm on Friday 2 December 2022

Summary

WENTWORTH

The Bureau of Meteorology advises rainfall over the past several weeks and months has caused renewed and prolonged flooding along the Murray River.

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

The Murray River at Wentworth may reach 34.10 metres AHD around late December (25 – 26 December), with major flooding.

A prolonged peak is possible through to the end of December into early January, with major flooding.

Read the full press release below.

DARETON, BURONGA, GOL GOL

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

MILDURA WEIR

The Murray River at Mildura Weir is likely to reach around 38.20 metres AHD late next week and may reach around 38.30 metres AHD around 21 – 22 December, with moderate flooding.

A prolonged peak is possible through to late December, with moderate flooding. The river is currently 38.08 metres and steady.

Read the full press release below.

SES Flood Update – 30 Nov 2022

Flood update for Wentworth and Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol as at 4:20pm 30-11-2022

Flood Update – Wentworth Cemetery

Due to flood waters reaching the southern fence line of the Wentworth Cemetery, council have conducted sandbagging and additional works to prevent water entering and surrounding grave sites. Please be assured that the cemetery is currently safe from flooding.

Flood Support Available via Disaster Recovery Allowance

FLOOD SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR WENTWORTH SHIRE COUNCIL RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE CURRENT FLOODS

Wentworth Shire Council residents affected by current flood waters now have access to the Federal Governments Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to support them through these tough times. The Federal Government has made the announcement with claims open from 2pm Monday 21 November 2022. The easiest way for people to claim is online through myGov or call Services Australia on 180 22 66. Further information can be found at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/new-south-wales…

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery, the Hon Steph Cooke MP said “As the floodwaters continue to move downstream the number of communities impacted by flooding increases. We are now in our 67th day of this flood event, and in this time 75 local government areas have been declared natural disaster zones. We will continue to work with the Commonwealth to assess the impacts of this flooding and provide further financial support to individuals, families, farmers and business owners.”

Assistance for individuals may be obtained through Service NSW on 13 77 88. Assistance may include immediate assistance to meet the essential emergency needs of people who are directly affected by the floods and have no other means of meeting their immediate needs, Grants for essential household contents and Grants for essential structural repairs to homes.

Small businesses and primary producers may be eligible for assistance through Recovery Grants for primary producers, Freight subsidies for primary producers and Concessional interest rate loans (direct damage) to small businesses and primary producers. Contact NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593.

Small business or not-for-profit organisations in the Wentworth Shire that have been directly impacted by storms and floods may be eligible for a storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant. This disaster recovery grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations. For more information Contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/…/apply-disaster…

Assistance to sporting and recreation clubs may be available to help community clubs in meeting the costs of restoration of essential club facilities that have been damaged or destroyed in floods. This is in the form of a small grant and loan. Clubs should contact the NSW Treasury via email at natural_disasters@treasury.nsw.gov.au .

Voluntary non-profit organisations may also be eligible for a loan assistance and should contact NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 for further information.

New Wentworth Sandbag Site

NEW WENTWORTH SANDBAG SITE

Wentworth sandbag site has been relocated to the car park between Wentworth Gaol and Wentworth Water Treatment Plant.

SES Flood Update – Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol

SES Flood update for Wentworth and Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol released 5.15pm on 28-11-2022.

Summary

Wentworth

The Murray River at Wentworth may reach 34.00 metres AHD late this week (around 02-04 December), with major flooding.

The river is currently 33.88 (AHD) metres and rising with major flooding higher than the 1975 flood. The river level is likely to peak in early December.

Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol

The Murray River at Mildura Weir may peak near 38.30 metres AHD around Thursday, with moderate flooding. Due to the breakout near Euston, the flood peak at Mildura may be relatively short.

The river is currently 38.07 metres and rising.

SES Flood Update – Menindee, Pooncarie, Burtundy

Latest SES update for Menindee, Pooncarie and Burtundy.

Summary

POONCARIE

Minor flooding is occurring at Pooncarie.

The Darling River at Pooncarie may reach around 7.50 metres early next week (5-6 December),
with minor flooding.

The river level is currently 7.19 metres and steady.

The following areas may be impacted by flooding:

  • Pooncarie Multi Purpose Park (Lower Campgrounds)
  • Cowal Golf Club
  • Minda Road

BURTUNDY

The Darling River at Burtundy may reach the major flood level (7.70 m) mid to late December.

The river level is currently 7.16 metres and steady.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:

  • Low-lying areas along the Darling River
  • Local access roads

Flood Update – Wentworth Golf Course Closed

Due to flood inundation, the Wentworth Golf course is now closed.

Please note that the golf course is outside the town levee and the Wentworth township is not threatened.