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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Final Flood Warning for the Thomson River.
Issued at 10:03 am EDT on Friday 15 November 2013
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Friday isolated rainfall totals of up to 14 mm have
been recorded in the Thomson River catchment.

Rainfall totals of up 5 mm have been forecast for the remainder of Friday.

No flooding is expected along the Thomson River for this event.

The Thomson River at Sale Wharf is below the Minor Flood Level (2.4 metres) and
rising slowly. The river is expected to peak below the Minor Flood Level. High
stream levels will continue around and downstream of Sale Wharf for the
remainder of Friday and into the Weekend.

In the interest of community safety the SES suggests the 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
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

Next Issue:
No further Flood Warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Aberfeldy R. at Beardmore 0.86m steady 09:44 AM FRI 15/11/13
Thomson R. at The Narrows 0.65m steady 09:31 AM FRI 15/11/13
Thomson R. at Cooper Creek 0.67m steady 09:38 AM FRI 15/11/13
Thomson R. U/S Cowwarr Weir 2.8m steady 08:54 AM FRI 15/11/13
Thomson R. U/S Cowwarr Weir 2.8m steady 08:54 AM FRI 15/11/13
Thomson R. at Heyfield 1.31m falling 08:30 AM FRI 15/11/13
Rainbow Ck. at Heyfield NA
Thomson R. at Wandocka 3.38m steady 10:01 AM FRI 15/11/13
Macalister R. D/S Lake Glenmaggie 0.66m steady 08:33 AM FRI 15/11/13
Macalister R. D/S Lake Glenmaggie 0.66m steady 08:33 AM FRI 15/11/13
Thomson R. at Bundalaguah 5.45m steady 09:42 AM FRI 15/11/13
Latrobe R. at Rosedale 3.26m steady 09:55 AM FRI 15/11/13
Thomson R. at Sale Wharf 1.35m steady 10:02 AM FRI 15/11/13

Flood Warnings, Flood Watches, River Height and Rainfall information are
available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for
Victorian Catchments are available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300

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