Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Barwon River
Final Flood Warning for the Barwon River
Issued at 10:26 am EDT on Monday 24 October 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office
Flood Warning Number: 4
Flooding has eased throughout the Barwon River catchment.
Lower Barwon River:
No further flooding is expected in the Lower Barwon River.
The Barwon River at Geelong peaked at 2.05 metres (minor flood level 2.30
metres) around 6:00 pm Sunday 23 October and is currently at 2.00 metres and
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
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh, 2.07, Falling, 09:49 AM MON 24/10/16
Barwon River at Kildean Lane, 3.23, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 24/10/16
Barwon River at Winchelsea, 3.42, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 24/10/16
Barwon River at Inverleigh, 1.71, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 24/10/16
Warrambine Creek at Warrambine, 0.59, Falling, 11:45 AM SUN 23/10/16
Leigh River at Mt Mercer, 0.70, Steady, 09:17 AM MON 24/10/16
Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge), 1.89, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 24/10/16
Barwon River at Pollocksford, 1.61, Steady, 09:57 AM MON 24/10/16
Moorabool River at Lal Lal, 0.68, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 24/10/16
Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge, 0.99, Steady, 08:45 AM MON 24/10/16
Barwon River at Geelong, 2.00, Falling, 08:45 AM MON 24/10/16
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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