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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Westernport

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Final Flood Warning for the Bunyip River Catchment at Cora Lynn
Issued at 2:35 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 October 2014

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

The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 20 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging
about 12 mm for the same period.

The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn peaked at 2.8 metres at 04:12AM this
morning (Minor Flood Level 3.1 metres) and is receding slowly.

The river heights at 2:07 PM 28/10/2014 were:

Sites in Bunyip River catchment:
Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.19 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.42 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.36 metres, steady
Tarago Reservoir: 157.99 metres, falling
Tarago River at Neerim South: 1.10 metres, steady
Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.71 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Iona: 1.54 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.76 metres, steady
Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.64 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 2.06 metres, rising

Other sites in Western Port catchment:
Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.47 metres, falling
Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.47 metres, falling
Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.47 metres, steady
Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.42 metres, steady
Cardinia Creek at Officer: 1.02 metres, rising
Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.49 metres, rising

No further flood 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:

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

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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