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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Snowy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Snowy River

Issued at 3:49 pm EDT on Friday 6 October 2017
Flood Warning Number: 2

From Wednesday 4 October 2017, NSW Office of Water and Snowy Hydro have
released environmental flows from Jindabyne Dam into the Snowy River.

For detailed information on Jindabyne Dam releases go to

The release from Jindabyne has caused significant stream rises along the Snowy
River which peaked below the minor flood level at McKillops Bridge.

Snowy River to McKillops Bridge:
No flooding is expected in the Snowy River to McKillops Bridge.

The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge peaked at 2.30 metres (minor flood level
2.50 metres) around 01:30 pm Friday 06 October and is currently at 2.28 metres
and falling.

Flood Safety Advice:
SES advises that all community members should:
Never walk, ride or drive through floodwater,
Never allow children to play in floodwater,
Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains during and after heavy rain,
Keep well clear of fallen power lines
Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may
contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks, and heavy rainfall increases
the potential for landslides and debris across roads.

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

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Snowy River at Dalgety Weir, 1.26, Steady, 02:10 PM FRI 06/10/17
McLaughlin River at the Hut, 0.34, Steady, 02:00 PM FRI 06/10/17
Bombala River at Bombala, 0.75, Steady, 02:00 PM FRI 06/10/17
Little Plains River at Wellesley, 0.48, Steady, 02:00 PM FRI 06/10/17
Delegate River at Quidong, 0.44, Steady, 12:00 PM FRI 06/10/17
Snowy River at Burnt Hut Crossing, 1.66, Steady, 02:10 PM FRI 06/10/17
Suggan Buggan River at Suggan Buggan, 1.61, Steady, 02:45 PM FRI 06/10/17
Snowy River at McKillops Bridge, 2.28, Falling, 02:47 PM FRI 06/10/17
Snowy River D/S Basin Creek, 2.28, Steady, 12:50 PM FRI 06/10/17
Buchan River at Buchan, 1.09, Steady, 02:30 PM FRI 06/10/17
Snowy River at Jarrahmond, 1.38, Steady, 02:30 PM FRI 06/10/17
Snowy River at Orbost, 0.87, Steady, 02:45 PM FRI 06/10/17
Brodribb River at Sardine Creek, 0.46, Steady, 01:00 PM FRI 06/10/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 217. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts.
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