Illawarra Newsroom

Moderate To Major Flooding For The South Coast

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An anxious 24 hours ahead for Shoalhaven residents as the amount of rain will determine whether flooding will be moderate or major. Rivers are already swollen and fast-flowing, as seen below at Kangaroo Valley.

 In excess of 10 inches or 250mls has already fallen across the area, with the Bureau Of Meteorology forecasting anywhere between 70-120mls to fall again today, pushing the three day total towards 400mls of rain.

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The Shoalhaven River at Nowra (AHD) is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (3.30 m) around 05:00 am Monday and may peak near the major flood level (4.30 m) around 05:00 pm Monday.