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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 12:48 pm EDT on Wednesday 7 November 2018
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne

Flood Warning Number: 2

Yarra River:

The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 21 mm in the
Upper Yarra region and about 36 mm in the Lower Yarra region since 09:00 AM
Tuesday 06 November 2018. Rainfall totals of 4 mm have been forecast for the
catchment for the rest of today (Wednesday 07 November 2018).

Yarra River from Warrandyte to Abbotsford:

The level of the Yarra River at Abbotsford peaked at 2.93 metres at 13:24
yesterday. It is currently at 0.56 metres, well below the Minor Flood Level
(2.70 metres) at this location.

The river heights at 12:19 PM Wednesday 07 November 2018 were:

Sites in Upper Yarra Region

Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 45.14 metres, steady

Yarra River at Warburton: 0.38 metres, steady

Yarra River at Millgrove: 0.78 metres, steady

Yarra River at Coldstream: 0.75 metres, steady

Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 0.69 metres, steady

Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 0.56 metres, steady

Yarra River at Warrandyte: 0.64 metres, steady

Sites in Lower Yarra Region

Yarra River at Templestowe: 0.89 metres, steady

Yarra River at Heidelberg: 1.61 metres, steady

Yarra River at Alphington: 0.55 metres, falling

Yarra River at Abbotsford: 0.56 metres, rising

Yarra River at Hawthorn: 0.37 metres, rising

Yarra River at Burnley: 0.33 metres, rising

Yarra River at Southbank: 0.31 metres, rising

This is the final flood warning 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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