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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Yarra River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Yarra River at Heidelberg, Fairfield and Abbotsford

Issued at 9:57 am EDT on Friday 30 December 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Water

Flood Warning Number: 1

Yarra River:
Final Flood Warning for the Yarra River at Heidelberg, Fairfield and Abbotsford

The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 22 mm in the
Upper Yarra region and about 40 mm in the Lower Yarra region since 09:00
AM yesterday. Rainfall totals of 0 mm have been forecast for the catchment
today.

Water levels of the Yarra River at various locations are now receding to below
their minor flood levels.

The level of the Yarra River at Heidelberg peaked 5.19 metres, below the Minor
Flood Level of 6 metres, at 22:24 PM last night. It is currently at 2.72
metres and falling.

The level of the Yarra River at Fairfield peaked at 3.08 metres, above the
Minor Flood Level of 3 metres, at 00:30 AM this morning. It is currently at
1.51 metres and falling.



The level of the Yarra River at Abbotsford peaked at 3.95 metres, above the
Minor Flood Level of 2.70 metres, at 00:36 AM this morning. It is currently at
1.64 metres and falling.



The river heights at 09:15 AM 30/12/2016 were:

Yarra River at Templestowe: 1.06 metres, falling

Yarra River at Heidelberg: 2.72 metres, falling

Yarra River at Fairfield: 1.51 metres, falling

Yarra River at Abbotsford: 1.64 metres, falling

Yarra River at Hawthorn: 0.71 metres, falling

Yarra River at Burnley: 0.46 metres, falling

Yarra River at Southbank: 0.22 metres, falling

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:
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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