It was very wet in the Clarence Valley last night
It was very wet in the Clarence Valley last night Noelle Otto

ROLLING COVERAGE: Flood threat eases on the Orara River

UPDATE, DECEMBER 20: A final flood watch has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Orara River as flood waters recede.

No further flooding is expected in the Orara River. The Orara River at Coutts Crossing has fallen below minor flood level and was around 4.80m at 10am today and falling.

UPDATE, DECEMBER 18: The Bureau of Meteorology's Flood Watch has reported moderate flooding has peaked at Coutts Crossing.

Moderate flooding is current along the Orara River at Coutts Crossing.

The Orara River at Coutts Crossing peaked at 9.20 metres around 2pm Tuesday with moderate flooding.

EARLIER: THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated their floodwatch warning, with minor flooding current at Glenreagh and Coutts Crossing, with moderate flooding expected at Coutts Crossing.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Orara River at Glenreagh where the river is expected to peak early Monday afternoon.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Orara River at Coutts Crossing where moderate flooding is expected.

Heavy rainfall has been recorded across the Orara River catchment during Sunday and early Monday morning. Rainfall has eased since 6am this morning.

Moderate flooding is likely along the Orara River.

The Orara River at Glenreagh Automatic Gauge is likely to peak near 7.90m around 2pm Monday with minor flooding.

The Orara River at Glenreagh Bridge (manual flood gauge) is likely to peak near 6.20m around 3pm Monday with minor flooding.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Orara River at Coutts Crossing where the river is likely to exceed moderate flood level (9m) around 3pm Monday. The river level is likely to reach around 10.50m Tuesday morning with moderate flooding.

UPDATE 10:40AM: THERE has been a minor flood warning issues for the Orara River. 

Overnight, the Orara River catchment area was hit was a lot of rain with Glenreagh receiving 264mm, Bellingen receiving 245 and Dorrigo receiving 237mm. 

The Orara River at Glenreagh Automatic Gauge is expected to remain above the minor flood level (5m) until midday Monday.  

The Orara River at Glenreagh Bridge (manual flood gauge) is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4m) until 1pm pm Monday.  

The Orara River at Coutts Crossing is likely to remain above the minor flood level (5 m) until 3pm Monday

UPDATE: There is flooding still impacting the Clarence Valley with the Lilydale Bridge under water. 

A number of roads have water over them including parts of Coutts Crossing, Lanitza and Kungala Rd. 

For the full list of closed roads, click here

BEFORE: THE CLARENCE Valley has come away relatively unscathed following last nights downpour.

After two days of threatening to rain, it finally came, giving some much needed relief to the Clarence Valley.

There was flash flooding in South Grafton last night with Iolanthe St still being reported as flooded on Live traffic and My Road Info.

There are trees down on the Gwydir Highway on the Gibraltar Range with traffic affected in both directions.

Grafton had 130mm of rain while Yamba only received 24mm. Temperatures finally dropped below 20 degrees after a few days of humid weather.

The Daily Examiner will bring you more details about the events that unfolded last night throughout the day.



Prevention better than treatment for skin cancer

premium_icon Prevention better than treatment for skin cancer

Dr Nick Cooper encourages Valley residents to get skin checked

It's not always good to be left in stitches

premium_icon It's not always good to be left in stitches

Skin cancer is a risk to everyone who spends any time out in the sun

Tony's real estate appeal strong after three decades

premium_icon Tony's real estate appeal strong after three decades

After 35 years, Campbell still sold on selling property