Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Westernport
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Final Flood Warning for the Bunyip River and Western Port Catchment at Iona and
Issued at 12:56 pm EST on Saturday 15 June 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 2 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. The Western Port catchment has received average rainfall
of less than 1 mm for the same period. No significant rainfall has been
forecast for the catchment today.
The Bunyip River at Iona peaked overnight, below the minor flood level (2.1
metres). The river level is currently at 1.84 metres and falling.
The Bunyip River at Cora Lynn peaked overnight, slightly above the minor flood
level (3.1 metres). The river level is currently at 3.0 metres and falling.
The ford at Cora Lynn will be open to traffic this afternoon.
The river heights at 12:45 PM 15/06/2013 were:
Bunyip River sites
Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.32m, falling
Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.89m, falling
Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 2.10m, falling
Tarago River at Neerim South: 0.94m, steady
Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.535m, falling
Bunyip River at Iona: 1.84m, falling
Bunyip River at Cora Lyn: 3.00m, falling
Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 2.49m, steady
Other sites in Western Port catchment
Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.33m, falling
Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.55m, steady
Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.52m, steady
Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.45m, steady
Cardinia Creek at Officer: 1.89m, steady
Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.83m, falling
No further warnings 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:
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
River height and additional rainfall data for Greater Melbourne catchments is
available from Melbourne Water at http://www.melbournewater.com.au