One woman dead in NSW floods, towns gutted

Emergency crews are working across NSW as the state's latest round of flooding enters a 64th day.


* The body of a missing 60-year-old woman, believed to be Dianne Smith, has been found in Eugowra after she was swept away in floodwaters. The search for 85-year-old man Ljubisa "Les" Vugec continues.

* Deputy Premier Paul Toole says it's the first recorded fatality of the latest flood event.

* The Lachlan River at Forbes may reach around 10.8m on Thursday, with major flooding similar to the June 1952 flood level affecting Cowra, Nanami, Cottons Weir, Jemalong Weir, Condobolin, Euabalong and Hillston. Flooding at Forbes could stretch into the weekend.

* Major flooding higher than the September 1974 flood is also happening at Hay as the Murrumbidgee River rises causing minor flooding at Tumut and Wagga Wagga.

* Evacuation orders have been issued for Gunnedah, Gooloogong, Condobolin, Canowindra, Cowra and Albury.

* People have been asked to avoid low-lying areas of Corowa with a fresh alert issued due to flooding along the Murray River.

* At Nanami, the Lachlan River peaked at 13.79m overnight and is steadily falling but is likely to remain above the major flood level (10.70m) until the end of the week.

* State Emergency Service has responded to 329 calls for help and performed 17 flood rescues.

* More than 160 emergency personnel, including 12 volunteers from New Zealand, are in the field with more expected from Singapore and the United States.