Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River
Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River
Issued at 9:53 am EST on Wednesday 28 September 2016
Flood Warning Number: 35
Rainfall totals of 20 to 40 mm are likely, with higher totals of up to 60 mm
possible on the ranges from late Wednesday through to Friday in the Kiewa
River catchment. The forecast rain is expected to cause renewed river rises
Lower Kiewa River:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Kiewa River.
The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is currently at 3.08 metres and steady
(minor flood level 3.30 metres).
The Kiewa River at Bandiana is currently above the minor flood level (2.80
metres) at 2.87 metres and steady. The Kiewa River at Bandiana is expected to
remain above the minor flood level (2.80 m) during Wednesday.
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:
The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Thursday 29 September 2016.
Latest River Heights:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge, 1.61, Steady, 08:45 AM WED 28/09/16
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream), 3.08, Steady, 08:45 AM WED 28/09/16
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch), 0.68, Steady, 08:45 AM WED 28/09/16
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat, 1.13, Steady, 02:45 AM WED 28/09/16
Kiewa River at Bandiana, 2.88, Steady, 08:45 AM WED 28/09/16
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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