Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Westernport

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Bunyip River

Issued at 10:51 am EDT on Monday 17 December 2018
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 1mm in 24
hours from 09:00 AM Sunday 16 December 2018. The Western Port catchment has
received rainfall averaging about 6mm for the same period. Rainfall totals of
1mm have been forecast for the catchment today (Monday 17 December 2018).

Water levels at various locations in the Bunyip River catchment already reached
their peaks and are now falling or steady.

Tarago River:

The level of Tarago Reservoir is currently at 156.10 metres, below the spillway
level of 157.92 metres.

Bunyip River to Iona:

The level of the Bunyip River at Iona is currently at 1.22 metres, below the
Minor Flood Level (2.10 metres), and falling.

Bunyip River downstream of Iona:

The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn is currently at 2.53 metres, below
the Minor Flood Level (3.10 metres), and falling.

The river heights at 10:24 AM Monday 17 December 2018 were:

Sites in Tarago River catchment

Tarago Reservoir: 156.10 metres, steady

Tarago River at Neerim South: 0.92 metres, steady

Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.43 metres, steady

Sites in Bunyip River catchment

Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.11 metres, steady

Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 0.93 metres, steady

Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 0.95 metres, steady

Bunyip River at Iona: 1.22 metres, falling

Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.53 metres, falling

Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.48 metres, falling

Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 1.87 metres, falling

Other sites in Western Port catchment

Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.34 metres, steady

Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.49 metres, falling

Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.41 metres, steady

Cardinia Creek at Officer: 0.47 metres, falling

Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.49 metres, falling

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

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
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
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