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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 10:44 am EST on Sunday 17 September 2017
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office

Flood Warning Number: 3

Minor flooding is easing in the upper reaches of the Barwon River at Ricketts
Marsh. Flooding is not expected to develop in the lower reaches of the
catchment.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, rainfall totals of less then 1 mm have been
observed in the Barwon River catchment. No significant rainfall has been
forecast for the remainder of Sunday.

Barwon River to Inverleigh:
The Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh is currently at 2.95 m (minor flood level
3.00 m) and falling slowly.

Leigh River:
Flooding is not expected along the Leigh River.

The Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge) is currently at 2.40 metres and
steady. The Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge) is expected to remain below
the minor flood level (6.00 m).

Moorabool River:
Flooding is not expected along the Moorabool River.

The Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge is currently at 0.60 metres and steady.
The Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge is expected to remain below the minor
flood level (2.70 m).

Barwon River downstream of Inverleigh:
Flooding is not expected for the Barwon River downstream of Inverleigh.

The Barwon River at Geelong is currently at 1.61 metres and steady. The Barwon
River at Geelong is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.30 m).

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
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

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

Latest River Heights:
Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh, 2.95, Falling, 10:09 AM SUN 17/09/17
Barwon River at Kildean Lane, 4.21, Rising, 09:45 AM SUN 17/09/17
Barwon River at Winchelsea, 3.86, Steady, 07:45 AM SUN 17/09/17
Barwon River at Inverleigh, 1.72, Steady, 09:45 AM SUN 17/09/17
Warrambine Creek at Warrambine, 0.52, Steady, 09:45 AM SUN 17/09/17
Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge), 2.40, Steady, 09:45 AM SUN 17/09/17
Barwon River at Pollocksford, 1.39, Rising, 10:03 AM SUN 17/09/17
Moorabool River at Lal Lal, 0.66, Steady, 09:45 AM SUN 17/09/17
Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge, 0.60, Steady, 09:45 AM SUN 17/09/17
Barwon River at Geelong, 1.61, Steady, 10:00 AM SUN 17/09/17

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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