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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Westernport

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Final Warning for the Bunyip River at Iona and Cora Lynn
Issued at 9:10 am EST on Sunday 3 August 2014

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Water

The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 0 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging
about 1 mm for the same period. Rainfall totals of 1 mm have been forecast for
the catchment today.

Water levels of the Bunyip River at various locations are now falling.

The level of the Bunyip River at Iona is currently below the Minor Flood Level.
It is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level (2.10 metres) this
morning.

The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn is currently exceeding the Initial
Flood Level (2.80 metres). It is expected to drop below 2.80 metres this
afternoon.

The ford at Cora Lynn will be open to traffic this morning.

The river heights at 08:45 AM 03/08/2014 were:

Sites in Bunyip River catchment:
Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.26 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.59 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.90 metres, steady
Tarago Reservoir: 158.04 metres, steady
Tarago River at Neerim South: 1.19 metres, steady
Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.64 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Iona: 1.69 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 2.37 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.88 metres, falling
Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.82 metres, falling

Other sites in Western Port catchment:
Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.64 metres, steady
Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.57 metres, steady
Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.57 metres, steady
Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.51 metres, steady
Cardinia Creek at Officer: 1.07 metres, steady
Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.55 metres, steady

There will be no further warnings issued.
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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://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

The SES advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire affected
areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in fire
affected areas should also be alert to the potential for landslide and debris
on roads.

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see 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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