Heavy rainfall has caused streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Rainfall amounts across the Maitland and Nine Mile River watersheds overnight varied significantly as thunderstorms persisted over the region. Amounts varied between 40 mm and 130 mm.
Small streams are reacting quickly and rising as much as 0.5 metre in an hour in some areas. Larger rivers will continue to rise throughout the day and into tomorrow.
The public is reminded that unseasonably fast flows will create hazardous conditions around all watercourses.
Municipal officials are asked to monitor roads for localized washouts and flooding due to the intense nature of the rainfall.
Maitland Conservation will continue to monitor conditions and update this message if required.
This message is in effect until 12:00 noon on Monday June 26, 2017.
Stephen Jackson, Flood and Erosion Safety Services Coordinator