Riverside properties urged to prepare for rising water

FLOODWATER: Cowra's Low Level Bridge underwater. Photo TJS photography
FLOODWATER: Cowra's Low Level Bridge underwater. Photo TJS photography

Property holders along the Lachlan River have been urged to monitor and prepare for rising water levels.

The NSW SES on Sunday issued a livestock and equipment alert for the Lachlan River downstream of Cowra.

"Local observations and inflows on the Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing will see downstream rises along the river and into the Lachlan River downstream of Cowra as a result of heavy rainfall within the catchment," the Lachlan NSW SES Facebook page advises.

"Flooding may affect low-lying farmland and local roads near rivers and creeks.

"Land owners and farmers adjacent to rivers and creeks should monitor river levels and the weather."

Farmers are encouraged to:

  • Move irrigation pumps, animals and equipment to higher ground before roads close and organise for enough stock feed and water for your animals.
  • Move poisons, waste and chemicals to high storage locations.

You can stay up to date through the Floods Near Me app or by going online to www.ses.nsw.gov.au/flood

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

The SES advised further bulletins would be issued if required.