High Water Level Information

This page has been established to provide the latest information on changes to any of our services due to the high water levels currently being experienced in the Federation Council local government area, as well as updates, alerts and resources to help during this time. It will be regularly updated as information comes to hand. Further updates in respect to Council managed facilities and roadways will be provided as further information is made available by the lead agencies.

This information was last updated on Friday 23 September 2022.

Minor Flooding occurring at Corowa

Flood waters from the Kiewa River along with increased river levels along the Murray River at Heywoods are likely to cause minor flooding at Albury from Thursday night. River levels may rise to the moderate flood level at Corowa, where river levels should remain steady through to mid week.
Minor flooding is occurring at Corowa.
The Murray River at Corowa may reach the moderate flood level (5.90 m) during Saturday, where it is likely to remain steady through to mid week (28-30 Sep).

 

What you need to do: People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should prepare for increasing flood effects. All campers and caravans relocate away from the sites next to water courses. Actions that you can take to safeguard your family, pets, livestock include:

• Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches, ravines and rivers. Never drive, walk, ride through, play or swim in floodwater—it is dangerous and toxic. If it’s flooded, forget it. Farmers and businesses are encouraged to:

• Move pumps, animals, and equipment to higher ground before roads close and organise for sufficient stock feed and water for your animals.

• Move poisons, waste and chemicals to high storage locations.

• Gather important business documents and records and keep them with you.

Preparing for Flood

There are three things you can do to be prepared for potential floods:

Develop your personalised flood emergency plan for your home and property by going to the State Emergency Service website for your state:

Sign up, or check your details are up to date, for WaterNSW’s Early Warning Network to be notified by SMS, email or landline about dam activities during periods of flooding or high releases:

Check the Bureau of Meteorology to receive the latest weather information including warnings, river conditions and rainfall in your area:

 

Flood Safety Advice

  • In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500. Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
  • Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
  • Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
  • Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

View current warnings, monitor flooding near you and review advice from the SES here.

 

Sand Bags

In the event that residents require sand bags to assist in protecting their property, sand bags can be collected from the Corowa Civic Centre. Sand is available free of charge in the Corowa Industrial Estate (end of Santos Street, Corowa) - see map below.

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