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  • Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Hunter River Fri 10 Dec 2021

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
    Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Hunter River 
    Issued at 12:20 AM EDT on Friday 10 December 2021
    Flood Watch Number: 8
     The Hunter River at Muswellbrook peaked below the minor flood level Thursday afternoon. The main flood peak along the Hunter River is now approaching Denman, where minor flooding is occurring.
     The flood water from the Upper Hunter, will combine with inflows from the Goulburn River and Wybong Creek causing minor and possibly moderate flooding at Singleton on Friday.
    Upper Hunter:
    Minor flooding is occurring at Denman.
    The Hunter River at Denman peaked at 6.88 metres around 11:15 pm Thursday, with minor flooding.
    Lower Hunter:
    Moderate flooding is possible at Singleton.
    The Hunter River at Singleton is expected to exceed the minor flood level (10.00 metres) around 02:00 am Friday. The river level is likely to reach the moderate flood level (11.50 metres) overnight Friday into Saturday.
    Hunter River at Muswellbrook:
    Flood Safety Advice:
    In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.
     * Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
     * Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
     * Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
     * Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.}
    For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:
     * NSW SES:
     * RMS Live Traffic:
     * Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations:
     * Latest NSW Warnings:
     * Rainfall Forecasts:
     * BOM NSW Twitter:
    Next issue:
    The next warning will be issued by 06:00 am EDT on Friday 10 December 2021.
    Latest River Heights:
    Kingdon Ponds at Scone,1.36,Steady,12:09 AM FRI 10/12/21
    Hunter River at Aberdeen,4.21,Falling,11:45 PM THU 09/12/21
    Hunter River at Muswellbrook,5.58,Falling,11:45 PM THU 09/12/21
    Hunter River at Denman,6.86,Falling,11:30 PM THU 09/12/21
    Goulburn River at Sandy Hollow,5.95,Rising,11:30 PM THU 09/12/21
    Hunter River at Liddell,12.32,Falling,11:30 PM THU 09/12/21
    Wollombi Brook at Bulga,2.25,Steady,11:45 PM THU 09/12/21
    Hunter River at Singleton,8.84,Rising,11:30 PM THU 09/12/21
    Hunter River at Greta,5.41,Rising,11:30 PM THU 09/12/21
    Hunter River at Maitland (Belmore Bridge),2.58,Rising,11:45 PM THU 09/12/21
    Hunter River at Raymond Terrace,0.46,Steady,11:45 PM THU 09/12/21
    This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at