Lake Macquarie FloodWatch

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What is Lake Macquarie FloodWatch?

Lake Macquarie FloodWatch is a MHL Flood and Coastal Intelligence Tool (MHLFIT) that provides near real-time monitoring of rainfall and water levels across the Lake Macquarie catchment to the south-west of Newcastle. Lake Macquarie FloodWatch provides information on actual rainfall and water levels in the area that indicate if flooding is likely.

Keep an eye out for the following rainfall totals that will cause localised flooding and start to flood some roads:

  • 70 mm in 3 hours (an average intensity of more than 20 mm/hour)
  • 150 mm in 24 hours


Water Levels

IMPORTANT: This information has been recovered directly from automatic recording equipment and has not been quality controlled by MHL. It is recorded in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is GMT+10:00

For data requests please contact Manly Hydraulics Laboratory