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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Final Flood Warning for the Thomson River.
Issued at 10:01 am EDT on Wednesday 10 December 2014
Since 9 AM Tuesday, no significant rainfall has been recorded in the Thomson
River Catchment. Rainfall up to 10mm has been forecast for the remainder of

River levels have fallen below Minor Flood Levels in the lower Thomson River,
no further flooding is expected.

Thomson River upstream of Macalister River Junction
The Thomson River at Coopers Creek is expected to remain below the Minor Flood
Level (2.3 metres).

The Thomson River upstream of Cowwarr Weir is below the Minor Flood Level (3.7
metres). No further flooding is expected at this location.

The Thomson River at Wandocka is below the Minor Flood Level (6.0 metres). No
further flooding is expected at this location.

The Thomson River at Sale Wharf is expected to peak below the Minor Flood Level
(2.4 metres) during Wednesday. High stream levels are expected to persist at
this location into Thursday.

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 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 rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire affected
areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in fire
affected areas should also be alert to the potential for landslide and debris
on roads.

PLEASE NOTE: Some flood class levels have changed. This is as a result of a
recent review to better represent the water levels at which minor, moderate and
major flood impacts occur. For the list of flood class levels and definitions
of minor, moderate and major flooding see

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:
Aberfeldy R. at Beardmore 0.75m steady 09:16 AM WED 10/12/14
Thomson R. at The Narrows 0.52m steady 08:46 AM WED 10/12/14
Thomson R. at Cooper Creek 0.48m steady 09:08 AM WED 10/12/14
Thomson R. U/S Cowwarr Weir 2.57m steady 09:13 AM WED 10/12/14
Thomson R. at Heyfield 1.44m falling 08:30 AM WED 10/12/14
Rainbow Ck. at Heyfield 1.46m steady 07:30 AM WED 10/12/14
Thomson R. at Wandocka 3.56m steady 09:31 AM WED 10/12/14
Macalister R. D/S Lake Glenmaggie 0.38m steady 08:30 AM WED 10/12/14
Thomson R. at Bundalaguah 6.23m steady 09:30 AM WED 10/12/14
Latrobe R. at Rosedale 3.66m steady 09:24 AM WED 10/12/14
Thomson R. at Sale Wharf 1.99m steady 08:39 AM WED 10/12/14

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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