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Shoalhaven residents are advised on Friday night (22 May) all of the open lakes and rivers to sea experienced higher than usual water level increase due to a deep and complex low-pressure system is bringing vigorous southerly winds and large southerly surf.

Wave heights exceeding 5 metres have been recorded along the coast causing inundation of low-lying areas in parts of the Shoalhaven.

A severe weather warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for vigorous winds and damaging surf. A deep and complex low-pressure system (or East Coast Low – ECL) is bringing vigorous southerly winds and large southerly surf. This low is expected to linger in the region over the next few days.

 

The rainfall expected was not experienced due to the ECL and no significant rainfall has been predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology over the coming days.

 

Elevated water levels in open lakes and rivers to sea was experienced at around 9:00 pm last night (22/5/2020) during high tide. The following tables summaries peak water levels in key rivers/lakes:

 

 

Location

Water Level (m AHD)

Entrance Condition

Monitoring Status

Get Ready Trigger

(m AHD)

Emergency opening level (m AHD)

Notes

Lake Conjola

1.22

Open

Monitor

0.8

1.2

Low level inundation of Garrad Way experienced (source NSW SES)

Burill Lake

1.02

Open

Monitor

0.85

1.2

Inundation of low areas expected

Lake Tabourie

0.65

Closed

Monitor

0.85

1.17

Closed entrance. No inundation expected

Shoalhaven Heads (Shoalhaven River)

1.07

Open

Monitor

1.5

2.0

Inundation of low areas expected

Greenwell Point

(Shoalhaven River)

1.05

Open

Monitor

n/a

n/a

Inundation of low areas expected

Sussex Inlet

0.91

Open

Monitor

n/a

n/a

Inundation of low areas expected

Currarong

1.10

Open

Monitor

 

 

Inundation of low areas expected

 

Residents are encouraged to continuously check the New South Wales Warnings Summary on Bureau of Meteorology website for updates:

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.

* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/

For further information, please follow the links below about weather and water level information:

New South Wales Warnings Summary

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

Latest River Heights for the NSW South Coast

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/southcoast.shtml

BOM Weather Radar

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR031.loop.shtml#skip

Interactive Weather and Wave Forecast Maps

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml

Forecast Rainfall Map

http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp

Tide Predictions for Australia, South Pacific and Antarctica

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/tides/#!/nsw-crookhaven-heads

 

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