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 Buchan River and Snowy River.
Issued at 9:51 am EST on Saturday 12 April 2014
In the 24 hours to 9am Saturday, rainfall totals of up to 93mm were recorded
across the Snowy and Buchan River Catchments. Scattered showers with rainfall
totals up to 5mm have been forecast for the remainder of Saturday.
Significant stream rises have been observed across the Buchan and Snowy River
catchments as a result of observed rainfall to date.
Snowy River upstream of McKillops Bridge
Stream rises are occurring at the Snowy River at McKillops Bridge, however
stream levels are expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level (2.5 metres).
Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge
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
(4.0 metres). High stream levels will persist for the remainder of Saturday at
The Buchan River at Buchan is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level
Stream rises are being observed at the Snowy River at Orbost, however a peak
below the Minor Flood Level (4.0 metres) is expected during Saturday. High
stream levels will persist at this location across the weekend.
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
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 0.99m steady 02:00 AM SAT 12/04/14
Bombala River at Bombala 1.39m steady 08:00 AM SAT 12/04/14
Little Plains R. at Wellesley NA
Delegate R. at Quidong 0.64m steady 08:00 AM SAT 12/04/14
Snowy R. at Burnt Hut Crossing 0.99m steady 08:00 AM SAT 12/04/14
Snowy R. at Willis NA
Suggan Bugg. R. at Sug. Bug. 2.14m steady 08:45 AM SAT 12/04/14
Snowy R. at McKillop's Br. 1.76m rising 08:59 AM SAT 12/04/14
Snowy R. at Basin Creek 2.97m steady 08:53 AM SAT 12/04/14
Buchan R. at Buchan 1.44m steady 08:45 AM SAT 12/04/14
Snowy R. at Jarrahmond 2.71m steady 08:45 AM SAT 12/04/14
Snowy R. at Orbost 2.24m rising 08:45 AM SAT 12/04/14
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