The Clarence River is expected to hit its maximum high water level of 5.4 m at Grafton’s Prince St gauge tonight, while Maclean may hit its moderate high tide of 2.20 m on Wednesday morning.
Though If no significant rainfall is expected for the Clarence Valley in the coming days, the flood level could continue to rise after several river locations in the upper catchment area recorded steady increases in water levels throughout Tuesday, with these water volumes reaching Grafton and areas further downstream in the coming days Days.
When the Clarence River passed Grafton at 4.4 meters on Tuesday at around 3 p.m., Lilydale was 12.38 meters upstream 30 km, Baryulgil 40 miles 9.01 m and Tabulam 96 km 9 , Reached 25 m and rose steadily.
Meanwhile, the Mann River in Jackadgery was 7.25 m high at 3 p.m., but was not expected to peak much higher icht, while the Orara River had already sunk below the moderate high water level of 9 m in Glenreagh, having peaked 24 hours earlier.
SES has ordered all low-lying residents of Southgate to be evacuated, The properties are at risk of flooding when the high water level is reached.
Residents are advised to stay with families or friends or to make their way to an evacuation center at South Grafton High School.
An Elsewhere, the city of Iluka was cut off, as the only access to Iluka Road on the Esk River is currently closed due to flooding. The flooding severely damaged Wooli Road and cut off Wooli residents pending repairs.
The Big River Way at the north entrance to South Grafton has been closed in both directions for the past two days due to flooding. The diversions along Centenary Drive and Eight Mile Lane are in place.
For the 24 hours yesterday until 9 a.m., Baryulgil recorded 101mm, Tabulam 107mm, Bonalbo 70mm and Drake 102mm north of the catchment area, Grafton was 76 mm, while Symboida in the south was 72 mm, Glenreagh 72 mm and Dorrigo 50 mm.
Yesterday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Grafton was the center of the action with 32 mm and most of the BOM stations in the Clarence Valley, the read between 25 and 30 mm.
Today’s forecast applies to mostly sunny conditions with a probability of rain of almost zero and a maximum of 32 ° C in Grafton.
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