Wentworth Shire ramps up flood protection

December 15, 2022 8:34 am in by

Wentworth Shire Council Civic Centre Entry

Wentworth Shire Council is reassuring the community that extra work on a levee on Wharf Street is just a precaution.

Local firefighters have been helping secure the structure, but the council says there’s no need for alarm.

It says the existing concrete levee will be wrapped in thick plastic and sandbagged for extra protection.

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Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas on the NSW side of the Murray River may be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:

  • Low lying areas along the Murray River may become inundated
  • Local access roads may be closed due to floodwater
  • Low lying sporting fields, parklands and public recreation areas are impacted by floodwater
  • Amaroo Road between River Road and Boeill Creek Road
  • Boeill Creek Road, Boeill Creek
  • Twin Isles Drive, Curlwaa
  • Ryans Road, Curlwaa
  • Little Manly Lane, Curlwaa
  • River Drive, Buronga
  • Log Bridge Road
  • Low lying areas in Junction Park
  • Low lying areas of Willow Bend Caravan Park
  • Ski Reserve boat ramp
  • Ski Reserve Road near the Broken Hill / Wentworth Pumping Station
  • Low lying areas along the Darling and Murray Rivers may be inundated
  • Properties along Lagoon Road and West Street in the Theoga Lagoon area may become isolated. Residents should prepare now for possible isolation for an extended period or relocate.
  • Make sure you have adequate essential supplies including food, drinking water, medications, pet food, and animal feed to last for at least ten days.

A Watch and Act – Prepare to Evacuate warning remains current for Boeill Creek.


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Image: David Burrows (River 1467)