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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Snowy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

This Flood Warning covers both the Victorian and New South Wales parts of the
Snowy River catchment.

Final Flood Warning for the Snowy River.
Issued at 8:59 am EDT on Sunday 14 December 2014
Stream levels have fallen below Minor Flood Levels in the Snowy River
catchment. No further flooding is expected.

Snowy River upstream of McKillops Bridge
The Bombala River is below the Minor Flood Level (3.0 metres). No further
flooding is expected.

Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge
The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge peaked around the Minor Flood Level (2.5
metres) during Saturday and is falling. No further flooding is expected.

The Snowy River at Basin Creek is below the Minor Flood Level (3.5 metres).

The Snowy River at Jarrahmond is below the Minor Flood Level (4.1 metres).
Stream rises are occurring, however no further flooding is expected.

Buchan River
The Buchan River at Buchan is below the Minor Flood Level (2.5 metres). No
further flooding is expected.

Orbost
The Snowy River at Orbost is below the Minor Flood Level (4.2 metres). Stream
rises are occurring, however no further flooding is expected.

In the interests of community safety the SES suggests the following precautions:
Don't walk, ride or drive through floodwater,
Don't allow children to play in floodwater,
Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains, and
Keep well clear of fallen power lines

Current Emergency Information is available at http://www.ses.vic.gov.au
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

The SES advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire affected
areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in fire
affected areas should also be alert to the potential for landslide and debris
on roads.


PLEASE NOTE: Some flood class levels have changed. This is as a result of a
recent review to better represent the water levels at which minor, moderate and
major flood impacts occur. For the list of flood class levels and definitions
of minor, moderate and major flooding see
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/floodclass_south.shtml

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts

Next Issue:
No further flood warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Snowy R at Dalgety Weir 0.97m steady 08:00 AM SUN 14/12/14
Bombala River at Bombala 1.61m steady 06:00 AM SUN 14/12/14
Little Plains R. at Wellesley NA
Delegate R. at Quidong 0.70m steady 06:00 AM SUN 14/12/14
Snowy R. at Burnt Hut Crossing 1.59m steady 08:10 AM SUN 14/12/14
Snowy R. at Willis NA
Suggan Bugg. R. at Sug. Bug. 2.01m falling 08:30 AM SUN 14/12/14
Snowy R. at McKillop's Br. 2.19m falling 08:08 AM SUN 14/12/14
Snowy R. at Basin Creek 3.17m steady 08:30 AM SUN 14/12/14
Buchan R. at Buchan 1.49m steady 08:15 AM SUN 14/12/14
Snowy R. at Jarrahmond 2.80m steady 08:30 AM SUN 14/12/14
Snowy R. at Orbost 2.75m steady 08:30 AM SUN 14/12/14

Flood Warnings, Flood Watches, River Height and Rainfall information are
available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/. Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for
Victorian Catchments are available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300
659217.

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