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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Barwon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Barwon River

Issued at 9:54 am EST on Monday 19 September 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office

Flood Warning Number: 12

Flooding is no longer occurring in the Barwon River catchment.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Monday, no significant rainfall has been recorded in
the Barwon River catchment. No significant rainfall is forecast for the
remainder of Monday.

Lower Barwon River:
Flooding is no longer occurring along the lower Barwon River.

The Barwon River at Geelong fell below the minor flood level (2.3 metres)
during Sunday morning and is currently at 1.98 metres and falling. Levels will
continue to fall slowly during Monday.

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.

For flood or storm emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500
For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
Current VIC Emergency Information is available at http://emergency.vic.gov.au
Current road and traffic information is available at the VicRoads website at

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh, 1.13, Steady, 09:48 AM MON 19/09/16
Barwon River at Kildean Lane, 2.10, Falling, 08:45 AM MON 19/09/16
Barwon River at Winchelsea, 1.96, Steady, 07:45 AM MON 19/09/16
Barwon River at Inverleigh, 1.38, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 19/09/16
Warrambine Creek at Warrambine, 0.32, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 19/09/16
Leigh River at Mt Mercer, 0.77, Rising, 08:19 AM MON 19/09/16
Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge), 1.73, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 19/09/16
Barwon River at Pollocksford, 1.52, Steady, 09:45 AM MON 19/09/16
Moorabool River at Lal Lal, 0.80, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 19/09/16
Barwon River at Geelong, 1.98, Falling, 08:45 AM MON 19/09/16

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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