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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 11:03 am EST on Friday 10 April 2015
In the 24hrs to 9AM Friday, no significant rainfall has been recorded in the
Snowy River Catchment. No significant rainfall has been forecast for the
remainder of Friday.

River levels have fallen below flood levels in the Snowy River catchment. High
stream levels are expected to continue in the lower Snowy catchment for the
remainder of Friday into Saturday. However, no further flooding is expected.

Snowy River upstream of McKillops Bridge
The Bombala River at Bombala is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level
(3.0 metres).

Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge
The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge fell below the Minor Flood Level (2.5
metres) early Friday morning.

The Snowy River at Jarrahmond peaked below the Minor Flood Levels (4.1 metres)
Friday morning.

Buchan River
The Buchan River at Buchan is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level
(2.5 metres).

The Snowy River at Orbost is expected to peak below the Minor Flood Level (4.2

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 0.93m steady 04:10 AM FRI 10/04/15
Bombala River at Bombala 1.59m steady 10:00 AM FRI 10/04/15
Little Plains R. at Wellesley 1.43m steady 09:00 AM FRI 10/04/15
Delegate R. at Quidong 1.12m steady 09:00 AM FRI 10/04/15
Snowy R. at Burnt Hut Crossing 1.93m steady 10:10 AM FRI 10/04/15
Snowy R. at Willis NA
Suggan Bugg. R. at Sug. Bug. 1.65m steady 09:45 AM FRI 10/04/15
Snowy R. at McKillop's Br. 2.44m steady 09:42 AM FRI 10/04/15
Snowy R. at Basin Creek 3.41m falling 10:28 AM FRI 10/04/15
Buchan R. at Buchan 1.43m falling 09:30 AM FRI 10/04/15
Snowy R. at Jarrahmond 3.56m falling 09:30 AM FRI 10/04/15
Snowy R. at Orbost 3.48m steady 09:45 AM FRI 10/04/15

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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