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Willara Crossing and Wanaaring flooding - Stay informed



NSW State Emergency Service

NSW State Emergency Service


Stay informed


The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) to STAY INFORMED about predicted minor minor flooding on the Paroo River:

  • Willara Crossing and Wanaaring

You should stay informed by monitoring warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and checking the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.

What are we expecting?

The Bureau of Meteorology advises Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River (NSW) at Willara Crossing.

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is currently at 1.24 metres and rising slowly, with minor flooding. The Paroo River at Willara Crossing may peak near 1.30 metres during Monday 26 February 2024.

The Paroo River at Wanaaring was 2.22 metres and falling at 4:00 pm Monday 19 February, below the minor flood level (2.40 metres). Renewed river level rises are expected at Wanaaring where the river level may reach the minor flood level later next week.

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

  • Flooding of low-lying areas and roads along and adjacent to the river.
  • Inundation of farmland begins upstream of Wanaaring. Property owners should consider moving livestock, pumps and equipment.

What you need to do:

  • Farmers should consider moving pumps and farm equipment to higher ground.
  • Consider the consequences of road and bridge closures and water over roads and make alternate arrangements for work, children, and travel.
  • Obey all signs about road closures and instructions from emergency services.
  • Never drive, walk, ride through, play or swim in flood water - it is dangerous, toxic, and may void your car insurance. If it's flooded, forget it. Fines may apply.
  • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches, ravines, creeks, and rivers.
  • Companion animals and livestock should be relocated to higher ground that will not become an island.
  • People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should raise their assets, including waste and chemical containers above expected flood heights.
  • If you have a Home and/or Business Emergency Plan, review it now. Otherwise, have a conversation and plan for what you will do and take with you if you need to evacuate.
  • Share this information with family, friends, and neighbours and help others prepare where possible.

For more information:

For emergency help in floods, storms and tsunamis, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Media enquiries: media@ses.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 067 234

For emergency help in floods, storms and tsunamis, call the NSW State Emergency Service 132 500 • In life threatening situations, call Triple Zero 000 immediately