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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River

Issued at 9:25 am EST on Sunday 28 August 2016
Flood Warning Number: 9

Upper Kiewa River:
The Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge is below the minor flood level (2.4 metres).

Lower Kiewa River:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Kiewa River.

The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is below the minor flood level (3.3
metres) and falling.

The Kiewa River at Bandiana is currently at 2.91 metres (minor flood level 2.8
metres) and steady. The Kiewa River at Bandiana is likely to remain around 2.90
metres during Sunday.

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:

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Monday 29 August 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge, 1.31, Steady, 08:45 AM SUN 28/08/16
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream), 2.79, Falling, 05:30 AM SUN 28/08/16
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch), 0.64, Steady, 08:45 AM SUN 28/08/16
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat, 1.04, Steady, 08:45 AM SUN 28/08/16
Kiewa River at Bandiana, 2.91, Steady, 08:45 AM SUN 28/08/16

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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