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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 ford
Issued at 9:56 am EST on Sunday 24 July 2016

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

The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging approximately 5 mm
in the last 24 hours. Rainfall totals of less than 1 mm have been forecast for
the catchment today.

The level of the Bunyip River at Iona is currently steady at 1.69 metres, below
the minor flood level of 2.1 metres.

The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn is currently at 2.87 metres, below
the minor flood level of 3.1 metres, and falling.

The river heights at 30/08/2015 10:00 AEST were:

Sites in Bunyip River catchment:
Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.30 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.57 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.57 metres, steady
Tarago Reservoir: 158.08 metres, steady
Tarago River at Neerim South: 1.26 metres, steady
Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.78 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Iona: 1.69 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.87 metres, falling
Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.83 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 2.22 metres, steady

Other sites in Western Port catchment:
Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.34 metres, steady
Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.48 metres, steady
Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.50 metres, steady
Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.43 metres, steady
Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.62 metres, steady

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

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:

PLEASE NOTE: Some flood class levels have changed. This is as a result of a
recent review to better represent the water levels at which minor, moderate and
major flood impacts occur. For the list of flood class levels and definitions
of minor, moderate and major flooding see

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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