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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Macalister River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Macalister River

Issued at 1:35 pm EDT on Saturday 8 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 6

River levels are now below minor flood thresholds throughout the Macalister
River catchment.

Macalister River downstream of Lake Glenmaggie:
No further flooding is expected in the Macalister River downstream of Lake
Glenmaggie for this event.

The Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie is currently at 1.83 metres (minor
flood level 2.30 m) and steady.

Flood Safety Advice:
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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Macalister River at Glencairn, 1.17, Steady, 01:00 PM SAT 08/10/16
Macalister River at Licola, 2.17, Steady, 01:05 PM SAT 08/10/16
Macalister River at Stringybark Creek, 1.07, Steady, 01:12 PM SAT 08/10/16
Glenmaggie Creek at The Gorge, 1.27, Steady, 12:50 PM SAT 08/10/16
Macalister River at Lake Glenmaggie HG, 76.97, Steady, 01:05 PM SAT 08/10/16
Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie, 1.83, Steady, 12:14 PM SAT 08/10/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 217. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts.
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