Flood peak to arrive at Jemalong Monday

The Lachlan River is at major flood levels at Jemalong and still rising, the Bureau of Meteorology's Sunday morning flood warning reveals.

The main flood peak is expected to reach Jemalong on Monday, with a level of 8.1m predicted at Jemalong Weir Downstream. It was at 7.91m at 8.45am Sunday.

Moderate level flooding continues from Nanami upstream through to Forbes and the Iron Bridge, where the level has dropped from a peak near 10.4 to 10.28m as of 9am Sunday.

Jim Carty and Bobby were out checking the levee banks in the floodway at Old Pine Hill, Corinella, on Saturday. Picture: Ange Carty

Jim Carty and Bobby were out checking the levee banks in the floodway at Old Pine Hill, Corinella, on Saturday. Picture: Ange Carty

Water NSW had reduced the level of Wyangala Dam to 95.5 per cent by Saturday with airspace releases ahead of significant wet weather forecast for Sunday, but that system looks to have been pushed back to mid-week.

Cowra has had just 4.8mm of rain to 9am Sunday and Forbes just 2mm.

The next wet weather is forecast to move in Wednesday and Thursday; both Forbes and Cowra have a 95 per cent chance of rain both days.

As of Sunday morning, the Bureau predicted anything from 20 to 35mm Wednesday and another 20 to 30mm Thursday for both areas.

Numerous local and regional roads remain closed, and you should check both LiveTraffic for major roads and Forbes Shire Council for local roads impacted by floodwater.

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