Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River
Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River
Issued at 10:07 am EST on Friday 1 July 2016
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Friday, rainfall totals of up to 32 mm have been
recorded in the Kiewa River catchment. No significant rainfall has been
forecast for the remainder of Friday.
The Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge is below the Minor Flood Level (2.4 metres).
The Kiewa River at Kiewa is below the Minor Flood Level (3.3 metres) and
rising. The river may reach the minor flood level during Friday
The Kiewa River at Bandiana is below Minor Flood Level (2.8 metres) and rising.
The river is likely to reach the minor flood level during Friday
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:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts
The next Flood Warning will be issued by 9:30 AM Saturday 2 July 2016.
Latest River Heights:
Kiewa R. at Mongans Bridge 1.36m steady 09:45 AM FRI 01/07/16
Kiewa R at Kiewa (Main Stream) 2.61m rising 09:45 AM FRI 01/07/16
Kiewa R at Kiewa (Anabranch) 0.63m steady 09:45 AM FRI 01/07/16
Yack'andah Ck. at Osbornes Flat 1.32m rising 09:45 AM FRI 01/07/16
Kiewa R. at Bandiana 2.57m rising 09:45 AM FRI 01/07/16
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
It was a teeth-chattering start to July for Australia's westernmost capital city.