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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River
Issued at 11:06 am EST on Friday 29 July 2016

In the 24 hours to 9 am Friday no significant rainfall has been recorded in the
Kiewa River catchment.

Rainfall totals of up to 5 mm are forecast for Friday in the Kiewa catchment.

Minor flooding is continuing in the Lower Kiewa catchment.

Mongans Bridge
The Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge is currently below the minor flood level (2.4
metres) and falling.

The Kiewa River at Kiewa is currently steady around 3.33 metres (minor flood
level 3.3 metres). The river is expected to remain around the minor flood level
during Friday.

The Kiewa River at Bandiana is currently steady around 3.01 metres (minor flood
level 2.8 metres). The river is expected to remain around this level during
Friday and into weekend.

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:

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts

Next Issue:
The next Flood Warning will be issued by 9:30 am saturday 30 July 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Kiewa R. at Mongans Bridge 1.77m steady 05:45 AM FRI 29/07/16
Kiewa R at Kiewa (Main Stream) 3.33m steady 05:45 AM FRI 29/07/16
Kiewa R at Kiewa (Anabranch) 1.39m steady 08:30 AM FRI 29/07/16
Yack'andah Ck. at Osbornes Flat NA
Kiewa R. at Bandiana 3.01m steady 05:45 AM FRI 29/07/16

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
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