Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Barwon River
Final Flood Warning for the Barwon River
Issued at 10:41 am EDT on Thursday 6 October 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office
Flood Warning Number: 5
Lower Barwon River:
Minor flooding has eased along the Lower Barwon River.
The Barwon River at Geelong is currently at 2.29 metres (below the minor flood
level of 2.3 metres) and falling.
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, 2.12, Steady, 10:27 AM THU 06/10/16
Barwon River at Kildean Lane, 3.13, Steady, 09:45 AM THU 06/10/16
Barwon River at Winchelsea, 3.30, Steady, 09:45 AM THU 06/10/16
Barwon River at Inverleigh, 1.69, Steady, 09:45 AM THU 06/10/16
Warrambine Creek at Warrambine, 0.50, Steady, 09:30 AM THU 06/10/16
Leigh River at Mt Mercer, 0.83, Steady, 09:44 AM THU 06/10/16
Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge), 2.74, Falling, 09:45 AM THU 06/10/16
Barwon River at Pollocksford, 1.88, Falling, 10:06 AM THU 06/10/16
Moorabool River at Lal Lal, 0.88, Steady, 09:45 AM THU 06/10/16
Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge, 2.05, Rising, 09:45 AM THU 06/10/16
Barwon River at Geelong, 2.29, Steady, 09:45 AM THU 06/10/16
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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