The Richmond River at Kyogle peaked at 15.94 metres around 4am Tuesday morning, causing moderate to major flooding. The Bureau of Meteorology says this was slightly less than predicted and downstream forecasts along the the Richmond River have been adjusted to reflect this.

A minor to moderate flood peak is expected at Lismore on Tuesday afternoon.

Combined flows from the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers will cause moderate flooding along the lower Richmond River.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

Wilsons River at Lismore

– Peak near 7.0 metres (AHD) around 3pm Tuesday afternoon with minor to moderate flooding.

Casino Road Bridge

– peak near 9.2 metres around 3pm Tuesday afternoon with minor flooding.

(equivalent to 11.7 metres on the Casino automatic gauge)

Coraki

– peak near 5.2 metres around 6am Wednesday morning with moderate flooding.

Bungawalbyn

– peak near 4.5 metres around 6am Wednesday morning with moderate flooding.

Woodburn

– peak slightly below its minor flood level (3.4 metres) Wednesday morning

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.