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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Snowy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

This Flood Warning covers both the Victorian and New South Wales parts of the
Snowy River catchment.

Minor Flood Warning for the Snowy River


Issued at 10:07 am EST on Monday 31 August 2015

In the 24 hours to 9 AM Monday no significant rainfall has been recorded in the
Snowy River catchment. No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of
Monday.

Minor flooding is continuing in the Snowy River catchment.

Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge
The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge is currently around the Minor Flood Level
(2.5 metres) and falling slowly. River levels will continue to fall throughout
the rest of Monday and into Tuesday.

The Snowy River at Basin Creek is currently around the Minor Flood Level (3.5
metres) and falling slowly. River levels will continue to fall throughout the
rest of Monday and into Tuesday.

The Snowy River at Jarrahmond is below the Minor Flood level (4.1 metres) and
falling. No further flooding is expected at this location.

Orbost
The Snowy River at Orbost fell below the Minor Flood Level (4.2 metres) during
Sunday evening. River levels will continue to fall during Monday and into
Tuesday. No further flooding is expected at this location.

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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

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
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/floodclass_south.shtml

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts

Next Issue:
The next Flood Warning will be issued by 10:30 AM Tuesday 1 September 2015.

Latest River Heights:
Snowy R at Dalgety Weir 1.09m steady 09:10 AM MON 31/08/15
Bombala River at Bombala 1.52m steady 09:00 AM MON 31/08/15
Little Plains R at Wellesley 1.01m steady 09:00 AM MON 31/08/15
Delegate R. at Quidong 0.93m steady 09:00 AM MON 31/08/15
Snowy R at Burnt Hut Crossing 1.81m steady 09:10 AM MON 31/08/15
Suggan Buggan R at Suggan Buggan NA
Snowy R at McKillops Bridge 2.53m falling 08:02 AM MON 31/08/15
Snowy R at Basin Ck 3.52m falling 09:43 AM MON 31/08/15
Buchan R at Buchan 1.88m falling 08:45 AM MON 31/08/15
Snowy R. at Jarrahmond 3.45m falling 09:00 AM MON 31/08/15
Snowy R at Orbost 3.89m falling 05:45 AM MON 31/08/15

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
659217.
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