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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Westernport

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Bunyip River at Iona and Cora Lynn

Issued at 11:11 am EST on Sunday 17 September 2017
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Water

Flood Warning Number: 3

Bunyip Catchment:
The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 0.4 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging
about 0.4 mm for the same period. No Rainfall has been forecast for the
catchment today.

The level of the Bunyip River at Iona peaked at 1.93 metres, below the Minor
Flood Level (2.10 metres) at 06:30PM on 16/09/2017. It is currently at 1.64
metres and falling.

The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn peaked at 3.19 metres, above the
Minor Flood Level (3.10 metres), at 08:48PM on 16/09/2017. It is currently at
2.96 metres, and falling.

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

The river heights at 17/09/2017 10:42 AEST were:
Sites in Bunyip River catchment:
Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.23 metres, Steady
Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.43 metres, Steady
Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.48 metres, Falling
Tarago Reservoir: 157.34 metres, Rising
Tarago River at Neerim South: 0.96 metres, Falling
Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.71 metres, Falling
Bunyip River at Iona: 1.64 metres, Falling
Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.96 metres, Falling
Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 1.10 metres, Falling
Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 2.59 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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