Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Mitchell River
Minor Flood Warning for the Mitchell River.
Issued at 10:55 am EST on Monday 25 July 2016
Since 9 am Sunday no significant rainfall have been recorded in the Mitchell
Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 mm have been forecast for Monday. Snow possible
above 900 metres during the late afternoon and evening.
Minor flooding is occurring in the Mitchell River catchment.
Mitchell River upstream of Glenaladale
The Wonnangatta River at Waterford is below the Minor Flood Level (3.5 metres)
The Mitchell River at Glenaladale fell below the Minor Flood Level (3.0 metres)
overnight Sunday. The river is currently at 2.81 metres and falling.
The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale peaked around 5.04 metres during Sunday
afternoon (minor flood level 4.0 metres). The river is currently at 4.65 metres
and falling slowly. Minor flooding will continue around and downstream of
Bairnsdale during Monday.
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
The next flood warning will be issued by 11:00 am Tuesday 26 July 2016.
Latest River Heights:
Wonnangatta R at Crooked R NA
Wonnangatta R at Waterford 3.38m steady 10:49 AM MON 25/07/16
Dargo R at Lower Dargo Rd NA
Mitchell R at Glenaladale 2.81m steady 10:16 AM MON 25/07/16
Mitchell R. at Wuk Wuk Bridge NA
Mitchell R. at Bulmers Lane NA
Mitchell R at Rosehill 6.54m steady 10:33 AM MON 25/07/16
Mitchell R at Bairnsdale Pumphouse 4.65m falling 09:41 AM MON 25/07/16
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