Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:50 am WST on Tuesday 8 February 2022

Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE DE GREY RIVER CATCHMENT

A trough extends over the central parts of the Pilbara bringing showers and thunderstorms over the De Grey River catchment.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday, rainfall totals of 20-40 mm with isolated totals up to 104 mm were recorded in the De Grey River catchment.

Daily rainfall totals of 10-20mm with possible isolated falls up to 70 mm have been forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday.

Flooding of low lying areas and river rises are expected. Many roads, and possibly secondary highways, may be affected. Some communities and homesteads may become or remain isolated. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

De Grey River

This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. For more information on the Flood Watch Service visit http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au/maps-and-data/monitoring/river-level-monitoring

Rainfall and River Conditions Map