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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Macalister River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Final Flood Warning for the Macalister River.
Issued at 10:39 am EST on Friday 23 August 2013
In the 24 hours to 9AM Friday rainfall totals of less than 10 mm were recorded
in the Macalister River catchment. Further isolated rainfall totals of up to 10
mm are possible for the remainder of Friday.

The upper Macalister River catchment is saturated as a result of recent
rainfall. Some stream rises have been observed, however no flooding is expected
to develop upstream of Lake Glenmaggie.

Macalister Catchment upstream of Lake Glenmaggie
The Macalister River at Licola is expected to remain below the Minor Flood
Level (2.7 metres). No further stream rises are expected.

Macalister Catchment downstream of Lake Glenmaggie
Southern Rural Water advise that releases from Lake Glenmaggie will be reduced
from 9,000 to 7,000 ML/day during Friday morning (Minor Flood Flow 7,500
ML/day). High stream levels will persist in the lower Macalister River
catchment for the remainder of Friday.

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 mountainous areas in the Grampians and Alpine Range,
including areas such as the region bound by Bright, Mt Buller, Mt Baw Baw and
Combienbar have recently been affected by fires. Rainfall run-off in these fire
affected areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in
these areas should be alert to the potential for landslide and debris on roads.

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts

Next Issue:
No further flood warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Macalister R. at Glencairn 1.1m steady 06:11 PM THU 22/08/13
Macalister R. at Licola 2.3m rising 09:24 AM FRI 23/08/13
Macalister R. at Stringybark Ck. 1.12m steady 09:59 AM FRI 23/08/13
Glenmaggie Ck. at The Gorge 1.07m steady 08:59 AM FRI 23/08/13
Macalister R. at Lk. Glenmaggie H/G 76.43m steady 10:03 AM FRI 23/08/13
Macalister R. D/S Lake Glenmaggie 2.29m steady 09:37 AM FRI 23/08/13
Macalister R. D/S Lake Glenmaggie 2.29m steady 09:37 AM FRI 23/08/13

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
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