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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Yarra River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Yarra River at Coldstream and Yarra Glen

Issued at 1:15 pm EST on Sunday 17 September 2017
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Water

Flood Warning Number: 3

Yarra River:
The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall totals of about 1mm up till
9:00AM today. No further significant rainfall totals have been forecast for the
catchment for today.

The level of the Yarra River at Coldstream is currently below the Minor Flood
Level (4.00m). It is expected to peak below the Minor Flood Level on Monday.

The level of the Yarra River at Yarra Glen is currently below the Minor Flood
Level (4.10m). It is expected to peak below the Minor Flood Level on Monday.

The river heights at 17/09/2017 12:54 AEST were:

Sites in Upper Yarra Region
Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 47.80 metres, rising
Yarra River at Warburton: 1.10 metres, falling
Yarra River at Millgrove: 1.05 metres, falling
Yarra River at Coldstream: 3.49 metres, rising
Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 3.44 metres, rising
Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 1.06 metres, steady
Yarra River at Warrandyte: 1.15 metres, steady

Sites in Lower Yarra Region
Yarra River at Templestowe: 1.39 metres, steady
Yarra River at Heidelberg: 2.64 metres, steady
Yarra River at Fairfield: 1.18 metres, steady
Yarra River at Abbotsford: 0.67 metres, steady
Yarra River at Hawthorn: 0.36 metres, falling
Yarra River at Burnley: 0.31 metres, falling
Yarra River at Southbank: 0.22 metres, falling

Sites in Watts River and Little Yarra River Catchments
Watts River at Maroondah Reservoir: 14.71 metres, rising
Watts River at Healesville: 1.06 metres, steady
Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction: 1.03 metres, falling

No further flood 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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

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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