Navigation Warning - Murrumbidgee River, Tumut River & their tributaries

Navigation Warning

Murrumbidgee River, Tumut River & their tributaries
HAZARDOUS RIVER CONDITIONS DUE TO FLOODING
8 October 2016 until conditions abate

Roads and Maritime Services advise vessel operators that the Murrumbidgee and Tumut Rivers, and tributaries, are currently experiencing flood conditions as a result of recent weather events and the Blowering Reservoir reaching capacity.

Previous advice issued by Roads and Maritime Services in Navigation Warning SO1659 remains current.

Extreme caution should be taken when navigating in the areas affected due to the risks associated with flood waters including high river current, submerged hazards, and floating debris.

River infrastructure such as weirs and locks, overhead electrical crossings, and bridges may pose a heightened risk to navigation as a result of the flood water conditions.

Flood waters are expected to prevail for the foreseeable future and all vessel operators are encourage to postpone any non-urgent voyages until the above mentioned rivers and tributaries’ water levels recede back to a safe level.

The status of the river level and weather warnings can be monitored through the following websites:

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/

http://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Services Boating Maps 19, 20, 25, 27, 28 and 29.

For further information call the Roads and Maritime Services Infoline on 131 236 (8.30am – 4.30pm seven days) or visit rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime

MARINE NOTICE SO1678

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