Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Mitchell River
Final Flood Warning for the Mitchell River.
Issued at 9:27 am EST on Thursday 21 August 2014
River levels have fallen below Minor Flood Levels in the Mitchell River
The Mitchell River at Glenaladale is below the Minor Flood Level (3.0 metres).
No data is currently available for the Mitchell River at Bairnsdale
(Pumphouse). Based on upstream information the river is expected to be below
the Minor Flood Level (4.0 metres) and falling.
In the interests of community safety the SES suggests 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 http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts
No further Flood Warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Wonnangatta R. at Crooked R. 1.99m steady 08:45 AM THU 21/08/14
Wonnangatta R. at Waterford 2.41m steady 08:45 AM THU 21/08/14
Dargo R. at Lower Dargo Road 2.18m steady 08:45 AM THU 21/08/14
Mitchell R. at Glenaladale 2.02m falling 09:18 AM THU 21/08/14
Mitchell R. at Wuk Wuk Bridge NA
Mitchell R. at Bulmers Lane 2.49m steady 08:45 AM THU 21/08/14
Mitchell R at Rosehill 4.06m falling 09:09 AM THU 21/08/14
Mitchell R. at Bairnsdale Pumphouse NA
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
Snowfalls in southern Tasmania have trapped a number of cars on a highway south of Hobart.