Stuarts Point groundwater update - 4pm Thursday

Published on 22 September 2022

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Update 4pm Thursday 22 September

Flood Watch

The Bureau of Meteorology issed a Flood Warning number 1 at 2.10pm EST on Thursday 22 September 2022 saying Minor flooding is likely at Georges Creek.


River level rises have also been observed at Moparrabah, Wittitrin and Turners flat.

River levels at Kempsey are being monitored but are currently expected to remain below minor.

For up to date information check the Bureau's Flood Warnings Summary page.

Stuarts Point pumping

• Rainfall has increased since the last update.

• The current forecast indicates a reasonable probability of pumping activities being required.

• Pumping wells have been excavated on Thursday.

• Pumps and hoses have been set up.

• Council has consulted with Fire & Rescue.

• Staff are on standby to establish and run the pumps. 

Groundwater levels

The level at Bore 1 is currently FALLING and measured 4.30m AHD at 3pm

The March 2021 peak was 5.42m AHD.

The March / April 2022 peak was 5.57m AHD.

Council staff and emergency services are monitoring the situation on the ground and through groundwater level monitors.

Residents should monitor conditions at their own properties and act accordingly.

Readings taken at 3pm Thursday 22 September 2022

Stuarts Point Groundwater Table 1500 on 20220922

How to read this diagram

The diagram shows the groundwater level for the past 30 days. The three graphs essentially present the same data but each with relation to a different reference point (or datum).

  • The blue graph shows the depth of water below the Mount Point, which is where the laser that takes the reading is mounted.
  • The red graph shows the height of the water above the Australian Height Datum (AHD) which is the official height metric based on the average of sea levels from 1966-68.
  • The green graph shows the depth of the water below ground level at the location of the meter.

What should you do?

Please do not drive, ride, walk or play in floodwater or surface water as it may pose a health risk.

If groundwater is covering household septic tanks, please minimise use of water in your homes, especially showers and toilets.

If you need emergency help with flooding in your property call the NSW State Emergency Service on 13 25 00.

In life-threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.