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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Yarra River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Yarra River

Issued at 11:02 am EDT on Tuesday 25 October 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne

Flood Warning Number: 4

Yarra River:
The Yarra River and Watts River catchment has received rainfall averaging 0 mm
since 09:00 AM yesterday. Rainfall totals of 0 mm have been forecast for the
catchment today.

The level of the Yarra River at Yarra Glen peaked at 4.0 metres yesterday,
below the Minor Flood Level (4.10 metres), between 9:30 AM yesterday
(24/10/2016) and 3:00 AM today (25/10/2016). It is currently steady at 3.95

The river heights at 10:38 AM 25/10/2016 were:

Sites in Upper Yarra Region
Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 50.14 metres, rising
Yarra River at Warburton: 0.74 metres, steady
Yarra River at Millgrove: 1.08 metres, steady
Yarra River at Coldstream: 3.31 metres, falling
Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 3.95 metres, steady
Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 1.48 metres, falling
Yarra River at Warrandyte: 1.51 metres, steady

Sites in Lower Yarra Region
Yarra River at Templestowe: 1.68 metres, steady
Yarra River at Heidelberg: 3.78 metres, falling
Yarra River at Fairfield: 1.58 metres, steady
Yarra River at Abbotsford: 1.33 metres, rising
Yarra River at Hawthorn: 0.52 metres, steady
Yarra River at Burnley: 0.38 metres, steady
Yarra River at Southbank: 0.32 metres, rising

Sites in Watts River and Little Yarra River Catchments
Watts River at Maroondah Reservoir: 16.33 metres, steady
Watts River at Healesville: 1.69 metres, falling
Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction: 0.81 metres, steady

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

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:

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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