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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 10:47 am EST on Thursday 3 October 2013
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Thursday, rainfall totals of less than 10mm have been
recorded in the upper Barwon River catchment with isolated higher totals at Mt
Sabine (22mm) and Mt Cowley (14mm). No significant rainfall is forecast for the
remainder of Thursday.

Upper Barwon River
The Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh fell below the Minor Flood Level (3.0
metres) overnight Wednesday into Thursday. No further flooding is expected for
this event.

Pollocksford
Further stream rises will be observed at Pollocksford, however no flooding is
expected to develop at this location.

Geelong
Further stream rises will be observed at Geelong, however no flooding is
expected to develop at this location.

In the interests of community safety the SES suggests following precautions:
Don't walk, ride or drive through floodwater,
Don't allow children to play in floodwater,
Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains, and
Keep well clear of fallen power lines

Current Emergency Information is available at http://www.ses.vic.gov.au
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trafficalerts

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts

Next Issue:
No further Flood Warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Barwon R. at Ricketts Marsh 2.86m falling 10:25 AM THU 03/10/13
Barwon R. at Kildean Lane 3.49m steady 08:30 AM THU 03/10/13
Barwon R. at Winchelsea 3.41m steady 08:30 AM THU 03/10/13
Barwon R. at Inverleigh 1.57m steady 08:30 AM THU 03/10/13
Warrambine Ck. at Warrambine 0.25m steady 05:45 AM THU 03/10/13
Leigh R. at Mt. Mercer 0.46m steady 10:19 AM THU 03/10/13
Leigh R. at Shelford (Hwy Bridge) 0.94m steady 08:30 AM THU 03/10/13
Barwon R. at Pollocksford 1.29m rising 10:01 AM THU 03/10/13
Moorabool R. at Lal Lal 0.68m steady 08:30 AM THU 03/10/13
Moorabool R. at Morrisons 0.18m steady 08:30 AM THU 03/10/13
Moorabool R. at Sheoaks NA
Moorabool R. at Batesford Bridge 0.59m steady 08:30 AM THU 03/10/13
Barwon R. at Geelong 1.47m rising 08:30 AM THU 03/10/13

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
659217.

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