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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Westernport

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Final Flood Warning for the Bunyip River at Iona and Cora Lynn
Issued at 10:01 am EST on Sunday 13 July 2014

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

The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 4 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging
about 3 mm for the same period. No significant rainfall has been forecast for
the catchment today (Sunday 13/07/2014).

The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn is now steady at 3.00 metres, below
the Minor Flood Level (3.10 metres). It reached a peak of 3.04 metres at 00:30
AM this morning.

The river heights at 09:25 AM 13/07/2014 were:

Sites in Bunyip River catchment:
Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.28 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.60 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.96 metres, falling
Tarago Reservoir: 158.06 metres, steady
Tarago River at Neerim South: 1.25 metres, steady
Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.81 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Iona: 1.82 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 2.46 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 3.00 metres, steady
Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.90 metres, steady

Other sites in Western Port catchment:
Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.67 metres, falling
Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.59 metres, falling
Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.60 metres, steady
Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.52 metres, steady
Cardinia Creek at Officer: 1.31 metres, rising
Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.58 metres, steady

No further 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
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:

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

Flood Warnings, Flood Watches, River Height and Rainfall information are
available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for
Victorian Catchments are available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300
River height and additional rainfall data for Greater Melbourne catchments is
available from Melbourne Water at

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