PHOTOS: Richmond River floods Woodburn for the second time

ABOVE: River St in Woodburn. Photo: Paul Stanley-Jones

Susanna Freymark

While the water levels of the mighty Richmond River are starting to fall in some places, other locations are yet to peak.

The river hasn’t peaked yet at Woodburn and Broadwater and it is expected to hit a high today, April 1.

Photo: Paul Stanley-Jones

The Bureau of Meteorology predicted that the Richmond River at Woodburn will peak near 4.60 metres this afternoon, Friday April 1.

Woodburn resident Paul Stanley sent a photo an hour ago showing the river gauge already tipping 4.6 metres.

The river gauge at Woodburn. Photo: Paul Stanley-Jones

The flood a month ago peaked at 7.17 metres.

Woodburn cemetery on April 1. Photo: Paul Stanley-Jones

With the Richmond River falling at Yorklea, Kyogle and  Casino and steady at Coraki and Bungawalbin it is the major flooding event at Woodburn that is of the most concern.

The main street of Woodburn. Photo: Paul Stanley-Jones

How high will the river rise?

The Richmond River at Coraki peaked around 6.80 metres on Thursday morning and is currently near 6.50 metres and falling slowly, above the major flood level of 5.70 metres.

South Woodburn. Photo: Paul Stanley-Jones

The Richmond River at Bungawalbin is currently peaking around 5.50 metres where levels remain steady, above the major flood level of 5 metres.

Woodburn, April 1. Photo: Paul Stanley-Jones

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