Minor flood warning for Tuggerah Lake

Date

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Release

  • The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has activated a minor flood warning for Tuggerah Lakes with an expected 1m peak. This level will generally have minor impacts on foreshore reserves. 
  • However, given BOM’s rainfall forecasts over the coming 3-4 days indicate <50mm of rainfall, this level of rainfall is not enough to exacerbate flooding in the Tuggerah Lakes estuary. 
  • The Entrance Channel remains open with Council staff monitoring closely. Based on current conditions, berm intervention would occur when a 1.3m (moderate) flood is predicted – this is not the case.  There is no expectation of property damage from the current rainfall event as a result of rising levels of Tuggerah Lake. 
  • Council will continue to provide updates to the community as required. 
  • Council urges the community to take care on the roads,  don’t drive through flooded waters and please exercise extra caution due to some localised flash flooding.
  • For information about road closures search ‘road closures’ at Council's website: centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
  • 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.


 

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Last updated : Wed 23 Feb 2022