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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Westernport

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Bunyip River

Issued at 12:50 pm EDT on Saturday 9 December 2017
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne

Flood Warning Number: 2

Bunyip Catchment:

The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 2 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging
about 2 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 falling in response
to the rain.

The level of the Bunyip River at Iona is currently 1.51 metres, below the Minor
Flood Level (2.1 metres).

The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn is currently 2.89 metres, below the
Minor Flood Level (3.10 metres).

Minor flooding in the Bunyip River catchment is affecting low-lying areas
adjacent to the waterway. The ford at Cora Lynn is closed to traffic this

The river heights at 11:27 AM 09/12/2017 were:

Sites in Bunyip River catchment:

Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.22 metres, steady

Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.59 metres, falling

Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.74 metres, steady

Tarago Reservoir: 157.80 metres, rising

Tarago River at Neerim South: 0.93 metres, steady

Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.52 metres, falling

Bunyip River at Iona: 1.51 metres, steady

Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.89 metres, falling

Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.85 metres, steady

Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 2.21 metres, steady

Other sites in Western Port catchment:

Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.45 metres, steady

Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.44 metres, steady

Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.53 metres, steady

Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.42 metres, falling

Cardinia Creek at Officer: 1.70 metres, falling

Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.79 metres, steady

Final Flood Warning, no further warnings will be issued.

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:

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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