This page shows a summary of current river conditions across our region.
You can also check the live flood cams for a number of rivers across our via the FloodCam link above. Current flood status for key rivers in the North East of NSW are shown on the image below. It is important to note that the rainfall and river data shown below includes real-time operational data from automated telemetry systems and has not been quality controlled. This information is provided in good faith and should never be relied on when travelling during floods or heavy rain. Please always check with the SES before driving when we have flooding in our area, and never drive through floodwaters.
We have added below the heights at which we believe significant local bridges are inundated. Because of changes in river flow and sediment deposition (or flood debris washed up against bridge supports) this can change significantly.
The Bureau of Meteorology provide detailed live river data for the Bellinger and Kalang rivers as well as for the Never Never Creek (which flows into the Bellinger just above the town of Bellingen). The data is updated every thirty minutes.
The level of flooding in Bellingen depends on the flow coming from the Upper Bellinger (which drains the mountains to the West of Bellingen) and more immediately by the Never Never Creek (which drains the range to the North of Bellingen).
Live 4 days plot for the Bellinger River at Bellingen Bridge:
For the Bellinger at Thora the flood heights are:
Minor Flood Level – 3.0 metres, Moderate Flood Level – 4.3 metres and Major Flood Level – 5.8 metres.
Darkwood Road bridges in the Thora valley start flooding when the level in the chart below reaches approx.3 metres.