All NSW Councils receive advice from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the State Emergency Service (being the lead combat agency for flood). The advice Council received from the SES Monday 7 November 2022 – The BOM advised The Murray River at Euston may exceed the minor flood level (9.10metres, 50.901 metres AHD) early next week.
The river level may reach the moderate flood level (9.80 metres, 51.60 metres AHD) around 13-18 November and may reach near 10.00 metres around 20.26 November. Further rises are possible.
Council is one of the agencies in the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) which in an emergency situation will support the lead combat agency ie in a flood, the SES. Currently the Emergency Operations Centre has not been activated and the LEMC is instead meeting twice weekly. As the flood peak gets closer there will be more accuracy in predictions.
For further information and daily updates go to https://balranald.nsw.gov.au/nsw-ses-flood-watch/