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 10:19 am EST on Monday 24 September 2012
The NSW Office of Water and Snowy Hydro commenced releasing of 79.6 gigalitres
of water over 17 days from Jindabyne Dam starting on Thursday 13 September. The
releases peaked at 10,000 megalitres per day on Tuesday 18th September for
three days and will slowly decrease back to 350 megalitres per day by 30
For detailed information on Jindabyne releases go to
River levels upstream and around Mckillops Bridge have peaked and are now
falling. River levels downstream of Mckillops Bridge are expected to remain
below flood levels. High stream levels are expected to continue along the Snowy
River for several days.
Snowy River upstream of McKillops Bridge
River levels in the Snowy catchment upstream of McKillops Bridge have peaked
and are now falling.
Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge
The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge peaked around 2.66 metres (Minor Flood
Level 2.5 metres) early Sunday morning. The river fell below the Minor Flood
Level early Monday morning. No further flooding is expected at this location
for this event.
The Snowy River at Basin Creek is expected to remain below the Minor Flood
Level (3.5 metres).
The Snowy River at Jarrahmond is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level
The Buchan River at Buchan is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level
The Snowy River at Orbost is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level
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:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts
No further Flood Warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Snowy R at Dalgety Weir 1.5m falling 09:00 AM MON 24/09/12
Bombala R at Bombala NA
Little Plains R. at Wellesley NA
Delegate R. at Quidong 0.71m steady 09:00 AM MON 24/09/12
Snowy R. at Burnt Hut Crossing 1.95m falling 08:45 AM MON 24/09/12
Snowy R. at Willis NA
Suggan Bugg. R. at Sug. Bug. 1.81m steady 08:45 AM MON 24/09/12
Snowy R. at McKillop's Br. 2.45m falling 08:08 AM MON 24/09/12
Snowy R. at Basin Creek 3.12m steady 09:49 AM MON 24/09/12
Buchan R. at Buchan 1.28m steady 08:45 AM MON 24/09/12
Snowy R. at Jarrahmond 2.64m steady 08:45 AM MON 24/09/12
Snowy R. at Orbost 2.42m steady 08:45 AM MON 24/09/12
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