Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Macalister River
Issued at 10:45 am EST on Wednesday 27 July 2016
Final Flood Warning for the Macalister River.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday rainfall totals of less than 5 mm have been
recorded in the Macalister River catchment. Rainfall totals of up to 5 mm are
forecast for Wednesday.
The Macalister River downstream of Lake Glenmaggie is below the minor flood
Macalister Catchment upstream of Lake Glenmaggie
The Macalister River at Licola is currently below the minor flood level (2.7
metres). The river is expected to remain below the minor flood level.
Macalister Catchment downstream of Lake Glenmaggie
Southern Rural Water have advised that at 08:00 am Wednesday the outflows from
Lake Glenmaggie were at 6,500 ML/d and being monitored regularly. River levels
downstream of Lake Glenmaggie are now below the minor flood level (2.3 metres).
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:
Macalister R at Glencairn 1.13m steady 10:26 AM WED 27/07/16
Macalister R at Licola 2.21m steady 09:58 AM WED 27/07/16
Macalister R at Stringybark Ck 1.1m steady 10:26 AM WED 27/07/16
Glenmaggie Ck at The Gorge 1.38m steady 07:35 AM WED 27/07/16
Macalister R at Lake Glenmaggie HG 76.43m steady 09:34 AM WED 27/07/16
Macalister R. D/S Lake Glenmaggie 2.18m steady 10:30 AM WED 27/07/16
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
Parts of northern Tasmania are having one of the wettest winters on record, but it isn't over yet.