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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Snowy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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 10:01 am EDT on Wednesday 18 February 2015
A series of storms around Mckillops Bridge on Tuesday afternoon resulted in an
isolated rainfall total of 150mm.

The river level at Mckillops Bridge rose rapidly by 1.3 metres in 2 hours in
response to the rainfall.

Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge
The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge peaked at 2.42 metres (Minor Flood Level
2.5 metres) early Tuesday evening. River levels fell quickly during Tuesday
evening and overnight and are continuing to fall.

No flooding is expected to develop downstream of Mckillops Bridge.

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
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:

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

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see

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

Latest River Heights:
Snowy R at Dalgety Weir 0.88m steady 09:10 AM WED 18/02/15
Bombala River at Bombala 1.2m steady 12:00 PM TUE 17/02/15
Little Plains R. at Wellesley NA
Delegate R. at Quidong 0.61m steady 07:00 AM WED 18/02/15
Snowy R. at Burnt Hut Crossing 0.69m steady 09:10 AM WED 18/02/15
Snowy R. at Willis NA
Suggan Bugg. R. at Sug. Bug. 1.62m steady 08:30 AM WED 18/02/15
Snowy R. at McKillop's Br. 1.34m falling 09:02 AM WED 18/02/15
Snowy R. at Basin Creek 2.78m steady 09:34 AM WED 18/02/15
Buchan R. at Buchan 1.18m steady 08:30 AM WED 18/02/15
Snowy R. at Jarrahmond 1.48m steady 08:15 AM WED 18/02/15
Snowy R. at Orbost 0.83m steady 08:30 AM WED 18/02/15

Flood Warnings, Flood Watches, River Height and Rainfall information are
available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for
Victorian Catchments are available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300

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