Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Mitchell River
Final Flood Warning for the Mitchell River
Issued at 11:10 am EST on Tuesday 26 July 2016
In the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday rainfall totals of less than 7 mm have been
recorded in the Mitchell River catchment.
Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 mm have been forecast for Tuesday, with snow
possible above 900 metres.
River levels are now below minor flood thresholds throughout the Mitchell River
Mitchell River upstream of Glenaladale
The Wonnangatta River at Waterford is below the Minor Flood Level (3.5 metres).
The Mitchell River at Glenaladale is below the Minor Flood Level (3.0 metres).
The river is expected to remain below the minor flood level.
The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale fell below the minor flood level (4.0 metres)
early Tuesday morning. The river is expected to remain below the minor flood
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:
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 2.64m steady 10:45 AM TUE 26/07/16
Wonnangatta R at Waterford 3.24m steady 10:36 AM TUE 26/07/16
Dargo R at Lower Dargo Rd 2.45m steady 10:45 AM TUE 26/07/16
Mitchell R at Glenaladale 2.48m steady 10:30 AM TUE 26/07/16
Mitchell R. at Wuk Wuk Bridge NA
Mitchell R. at Bulmers Lane 3.06m falling 10:30 AM TUE 26/07/16
Mitchell R at Rosehill 5.1m falling 10:48 AM TUE 26/07/16
Mitchell R at Bairnsdale Pumphouse 3.77m falling 10:30 AM TUE 26/07/16
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