Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River
Final Flood Warning for the Kiewa River
Issued at 9:19 am EDT on Wednesday 2 November 2016
Flood Warning Number: 79
Lower Kiewa River:
No further flooding is expected in the Lower Kiewa River for this event.
The Kiewa River at Bandiana peaked at 2.72 metres (minor flood level 2.80 m)
during Tuesday afternoon and is currently at 2.46 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.
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:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge, 1.38, Steady, 08:30 AM WED 02/11/16
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream), 2.27, Falling, 08:30 AM WED 02/11/16
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch), 0.44, Steady, 08:30 AM WED 02/11/16
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat, 1.04, Steady, 05:30 AM WED 02/11/16
Kiewa River at Bandiana, 2.46, Falling, 08:30 AM WED 02/11/16
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.
With a few days to go until the official end to the summer season, it looks like parts of New South Wales could still see the odd drop of rain.
A weak cold front will clip the southern parts of South Australia today and reach Victoria in the afternoon.
Heavy rainfall that caused flooding across southern Western Australia a week ago has filled Perth's river systems with sediment and nutrients, as well as potentially harmful bacteria.