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Minor flood warning issued for Scone this morning


The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a minor flood warning for the Kingdon Pond at Scone this morning.

"Moderate to heavy rainfall has caused significant river level rises along the Kingdon Pond at Parkville which could cause minor flooding at Scone Wednesday morning.

"No data is currently available for the Kingdon Ponds water level gauge.

"The Kingdon Pond at Scone at may peak near the minor flood level of 3.2m," the New South Wales State Emergency Services (SES) said.

What the SES are expecting:

Across the Upper Hunter low lying rural properties and roads may be affected.

At Scone and surrounding areas:

  • Possible isolation of Sator due to road closures
  • Main Merriwa to Scone road may close

What residents need to do:

  • Do not drive, ride or walk through flood water
  • Farmers on low lying land close to rivers and creeks are urged to monitor livestock, pumps and other equipment.
  • Waste and chemical containers should be located well above predicted flood levels.
  • Residents of low lying areas near the river should keep an active watch on the flood waters.
  • Keep in contact with your neighbours.
  • Consider impacts of possible road closures on work, family and educational commitments
  • Monitoring emergency warnings and severe weather updates on local radio, NSW SES Hunter Facebook Page and Bureau of Meteorology website
  • If you live in a low-lying area and are advised by an emergency services officer to evacuate, please do so

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

Latest heights for the Upper Hunter River:

Latest River Heights:


For more information:

  • Road closure information on local roads contact Upper Hunter and Muswellbrook Councils. http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/ https://www.muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au/
  • Road information on State Government managed roads go to the Live Traffic NSW website at http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au
  • Rural animal and livestock assistance contact your Local Land Services Office
  • You can find more information on the weather in the catchments of the Upper Hunter River from the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au

The next bulletin will be issued by 1:30 PM on Wednesday 8 December 2021