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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Kiewa River
Issued at 10:49 am EST on Friday 7 August 2015
In the 24 hours to 9AM Friday no significant rainfall has been recorded in the
Kiewa River catchment. No significant rainfall has been forecast for the next
few days.

Mongans Bridge
The Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge is below the Minor Flood Level (2.4 metres).

The Kiewa River at Kiewa is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level (3.3
metres).

Bandiana
The Kiewa River at Bandiana is below the Minor Flood Level (2.8 metres) and
will continue to fall slowly throughout Friday and across the weekend.

In the interests of community safety the SES suggests the 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://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

The SES advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire affected
areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in fire
affected areas should also be alert to the potential for landslide and debris
on roads.

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
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/floodclass_north.shtml

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:
Kiewa R. at Mongans Bridge 1.46m steady 08:45 AM FRI 07/08/15
Kiewa R. at Kiewa (Main Channel) 2.7m steady 08:45 AM FRI 07/08/15
Kiewa R. at Kiewa Anabranch 0.49m steady 08:45 AM FRI 07/08/15
Yack'andah Ck. at Osbornes Flat 1.05m steady 08:45 AM FRI 07/08/15
Kiewa R. at Bandiana 2.7m steady 09:00 AM FRI 07/08/15

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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