High Water Level Information for Federation Council Residents

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 Saturday 18 September 2021. 

Murray River at Corowa has fallen below the minor flood level

The Murray River at Corowa fell below the minor flood level (4.60 metres) at 8 pm Friday.

River levels downstream of Corowa are expected to remain below the minor flood levels.

Murray River downstream of Hume Dam to Tocumwal

No further flooding is expected in the Murray River downstream of Hume Dam to Tocumwal.   

Murray River at Howlong

  • The Murray River at Howlong is currently rising.

Billabong Creek

  • The Billabong Creek peaked at Walbundrie at 8pm Sunday 6 September 4.72 metres. This is equivalent to about 5.6 metres on Rand Gauge and is about 300mm higher than the late July flood.

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.

For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:

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