Flood peak now passing Jemalong on Monday

The Lachlan River is peaking at 7.94m with major flooding at Jemalong Weir Downstream.

The river has peaked at 7m at Cottons Weir, the Monday morning bulletin from the Bureau of Meteorology states.

Tomlinson Ag Services captured this sad sight of windrowed canola - so close to harvest - floating on floodwater.

Tomlinson Ag Services captured this sad sight of windrowed canola - so close to harvest - floating on floodwater.

At the Iron Bridge in Forbes, the river level is now at 10.15m and falling after peaking near 10.54m last Thursday with moderate flooding.

Upstream at Nanami, the river has fallen from the 12.44m peak to 7.99m and is expected to fall below the minor flood level of 7.4m on Monday.

PEAK PAST FORBES: A wallaby swimming through floodwater near the Iron Bridge. Picture: Renee Ryan

PEAK PAST FORBES: A wallaby swimming through floodwater near the Iron Bridge. Picture: Renee Ryan

Flood Safety Advice:

In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.

  • Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
  • Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
  • Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
  • Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

The SES has now extended the all clear to more of the more than 430 Forbes properties that were under evacuation order from last Tuesday.

See the full story for information on returning to properties impacted by floodwater.

Numerous roads remain impacted by water.

Forbes Shire road closures as of 12.30 on Sunday November 21.

Forbes Shire road closures as of 12.30 on Sunday November 21.

Road closures

Major road closures: LiveTraffic

Local road closures in Forbes Shire: Forbes Shire Council