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Details from the Forbes Shire Council website
Some of the effects that may occur at various heights at the Forbes Iron Bridge based on historical data:
09.30m A number of roads may close to light traffic. they include the Forbes-Gooloogong Road at Dukes Crossing and the Forbes-Grenfell Road at Muddy Lagoon.
10.20m Water breaks out of the river near the Bathurst Street railway bridge and flows north and west.
10.35m Peak height August 1998.
10.38m Houses within Forbes begin to be affected by rising flood waters. Lower Rankin Street inundated.
10.40m Water may start to flow out of Lake Forbes and into the town.
10.50m The Newell Highway may close 6km from Forbes at the South Condobolin turn-off.
10.62m Peak height October 1955. At about this height, flood waters split Forbes into three islands making movement around the town difficult.
10.64m Peak height August 1990. Approximately 132 houses were flood affected by either water in their yards of over the floors.
Forbes has experienced on average a major flood every seven years since 1887. The highest recorded flood occurred in June, 1952 when the river peaked at 10.80m at the Forbes Iron Bridge (on the Forbes-Cowra Road). During the flood of August 1990, which peaked at 10.65m, approximately 132 properties in Forbes were affected by flood water.
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