Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Snowy River
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 9:37 am EDT on Sunday 15 November 2015
The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge peaked at 2.52 metres (Minor Flood Level
2.5 metres) during Saturday evening. The river is now below the minor flood
level and falling.
In the lower Snowy River, river levels are currently peaking at Basin Creek and
still rising at Jarrahmond and Orbost. The river will remain below minor flood
levels at these locations.
Rainfall totals of less than 5mm are forecast for the remainder of Sunday.
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:
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
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
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 1m steady 08:10 AM SUN 15/11/15
Bombala River at Bombala 1.47m steady 09:00 AM SUN 15/11/15
Little Plains R at Wellesley 0.89m steady 09:00 AM SUN 15/11/15
Delegate R. at Quidong 0.86m steady 06:15 AM SUN 15/11/15
Snowy R at Burnt Hut Crossing 1.63m steady 08:10 AM SUN 15/11/15
Suggan Buggan R at Suggan Buggan NA
Snowy R at McKillops Bridge 2.37m falling 09:02 AM SUN 15/11/15
Snowy R at Basin Ck 3.16m steady 08:53 AM SUN 15/11/15
Buchan R at Buchan 1.41m steady 08:30 AM SUN 15/11/15
Snowy R. at Jarrahmond 2.48m rising 08:30 AM SUN 15/11/15
Snowy R at Orbost 2.11m rising 08:30 AM SUN 15/11/15
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
Temperatures will cool down for much of the week for South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
The monsoon trough has made a glancing blow of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and the Top End.