Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River
Final Flood Warning for the Kiewa River
Issued at 10:30 am EST on Friday 13 May 2016
In the 24 hours to 9AM Friday rainfall totals up to 25mm were recorded in the
Kiewa River catchment. No significant rainfall has been forecast for the
remainder of Friday into Saturday.
The Kiewa River at Kiewa is rising but expected to remain below the Minor Flood
Level (3.3 metres).
The Kiewa River at Bandiana peaked below the Minor Flood Level (2.8 metres) on
Thursday afternoon. The river will rise again but is expected to remain below
the Minor Flood Level.
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.
Current Emergency Information is available at http://emergency.vic.gov.au
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
PLEASE NOTE: Some flood class levels have changed. This is as a result of a
recent review to better represent the water levels at which minor, moderate and
major flood impacts occur. For the list of flood class levels and definitions
of minor, moderate and major flooding see
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts
No further flood warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Kiewa R. at Mongans Bridge 1.74m steady 09:30 AM FRI 13/05/16
Kiewa R at Kiewa (Main Stream) 2.81m rising 09:30 AM FRI 13/05/16
Kiewa R at Kiewa (Anabranch) 0.26m steady 09:30 AM FRI 13/05/16
Yack'andah Ck. at Osbornes Flat 0.96m steady 09:45 AM FRI 13/05/16
Kiewa R. at Bandiana 2.5m steady 09:45 AM FRI 13/05/16
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