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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 8:46 am EDT on Sunday 17 November 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Water


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

The Watts River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 0 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. Insignificant rainfall totals have been forecast for the
catchments today.

The level of the Watts River at Healesville is now well below the Minor Flood
Level (2.60 metres).

The level of the Yarra River at Millgrove is now well below the Minor Flood
Level (2.00 metres).

The level of the Yarra River at Coldstream is now well below the Minor Flood
Level (4.00 metres).

The level of the Yarra River at Yarra Glen peaked at 3.43 metres (Minor Flood
Level 4.10 metres) at 10:00 AM yesterday. Levels are now well below the Minor
Flood Level, and continuing to fall.


The river heights at 08:18 AM 17/11/2013 were:



Sites in Upper Yarra Region

Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 48.35 metres, steady

Yarra River at Warburton: 0.53 metres, steady

Yarra River at Millgrove: 0.92 metres, falling

Yarra River at Coldstream: 2.79 metres, falling

Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 3.26 metres, falling

Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 1.16 metres, steady

Yarra River at Warrandyte: 1.28 metres, steady



Sites in Lower Yarra Region

Yarra River at Templestowe: 1.36 metres, falling

Yarra River at Heidelberg: 3.17 metres, falling

Yarra River at Fairfield: 1.17 metres, steady

Yarra River at Abbotsford: 0.78 metres, falling

Yarra River at Hawthorn: 0.02 metres, falling

Yarra River at Burnley: -0.12 metres, falling

Yarra River at Southbank: -0.14 metres, falling



Sites in Watts River and Little Yarra River Catchments

Watts River at Maroondah Reservoir: 16.37 metres, steady

Watts River at Healesville: 1.73 metres, falling

Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction: 0.80 metres, steady



No further flood warning will be issued for this event.

In the interests of community safety the SES suggests 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:
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trafficalerts

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts

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
659217. River height and additional rainfall data for Greater Melbourne
catchments is available from Melbourne Water at
http://www.melbournewater.com.au
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