Floodwaters finally reach their peak but evacuation orders remain

A dozen evacuation orders remain in place for towns in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, including Pitt Town Bottoms, Leets Vale, Sackville North and Ebenezer.

The State Emergency Service (SES) has confirmed the Hawkesbury River at Windsor reached a peak of 9.07 meters this morning, narrowly avoiding engulfing the Windsor Bridge.

Floodwaters have peaked at the Hawkesbury River near the Windsor Bridge. (9News)
Popular wedding venue in Windsor remains submerged by floodwaters.
Popular wedding venue in Windsor remains submerged by floodwaters. (9News)

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has maintained a flood warning for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley with more rainfall expected today.

“Flooding is continuing across the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley due to heavy rainfall Wednesday night and Thursday,” the BoM said.

“Further showers are forecast during Saturday which are not expected to produce renewed river level rises.”

Warragamba Dam, the main dam in the catchment, is continuing to spill which is not helping the flood crisis in the region.

April 8

Floodwaters continue rising in Sydney’s north-west

The SES said flooding will continue at North Richmond and Windsor today despite the water levels slowly receding.

There were more than 280 calls to the SES for help in the past 24 hours.

There were also nine flood rescues.

The Nepean River at Camden Weir fell below the minor flood level of 6.8 meters on Friday night.

Camden saw unprecedented flood levels this week, leaving residents shocked by the disaster.

Floodwaters covering Windsor where the Hawkesbury River continues to rise.
Floodwaters covering Windsor. (9News)
Flooding scenes from Camden as the water drops.
Flooding scenes from Camden as the water drops. (Nick Moir)
RFS pump and sweep out flood water from the Camden RSL as flooding drops.
RFS pump and sweep out flood water from the Camden RSL as flooding drops. (Nick Moir)

Resident Larry Burke experienced the 1988 floods and said he has never seen three rounds of flooding in the town in such a short period of time.

“This is the first time I have seen it come up three times so close together,” he said.

“I have not seen that before.”

Now, Camden residents are able to return home and assess the damage of the devastating floods.

A man has died in floodwaters in Cobbitty.
Tony Ikin’s van remains stuck in floodwaters after he was killed. (9News)

The flood crisis has turned deadly in Sydney’s north-west.

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