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Flooding no longer expected at Lismore

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Simon Mumford

04 April 2024, 11:40 PM

Flooding no longer expected at LismoreDawson Street roundabout. One of the areas to go under during a minor flood.

The Bureau of Meteorology shared some good news for Lismore residents, saying that the city is no longer expecting a flood.



"Heavy showers and thunderstorms from Wednesday have caused river level rises across the Wilsons River catchment; however, river levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level.


"Flooding is no longer expected in the Wilsons River. The Wilsons River at Lismore (AHD) peaked at 3.80 metres around 03:00 am Friday 05 April, below the minor flood level (4.20 m). The river level is currently at 3.55 metres and falling."



While the immediate threat of flooding has subsided, it's important to note that more rain is expected over the next two days with a high to very high chance of showers through to Sunday. Stay prepared, stay safe and monitor the conditions.


The last time Lismore experienced a flood was October 24 2022, when the Wilsons River reached a height of 6.64m, just under the 7.2m Moderate level. Touch wood, the gap between floods continues to widen.



Nashua recorded the highest rainfall in the last 48 hours with 305mm followed by Corndale with 188mm and Tuckurimba with 179mm.


Some roads still have water over them, especially Boatharbour Road.


(Photo: Keith Graham)


Don't drive through flood waters.


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