Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - King River
Final Flood Warning for the Ovens River
Final Flood Warning for the King River
Issued at 10:00 am EST on Sunday 20 July 2014
In the 24 hours to 9AM Sunday, no significant rainfall has been recorded in the
Ovens and King catchments. No significant rainfall has been forecast for these
catchments for the remainder of Sunday into Monday.
River levels are now below minor flood levels in the Ovens and King catchments
and falling. No further flooding is expected to develop for this event.
The Ovens River at Rocky Point peaked below the Minor Flood Level (3.2 metres)
early Friday morning and is continuing to fall.
Upper King River
Lake William Hovell is full and spilling. Stream levels downstream of Lake
William Hovell are below the Minor Flood Level (1.8 metres) and falling.
The King River at Cheshunt is below the Minor Flood Level (1.8 metres) and
The King River at Docker Road peaked at 3.94 metres (Moderate Flood Level 3.95
metres) during the early hours of Thursday morning. A second peak at 3.97
metres occurred late Thursday evening. River levels fell below the Minor Flood
Level (3.7 metres) during Saturday evening and are continuing to fall.
The Ovens River at Wangaratta peaked at around 12 metres during Saturday
morning. River levels fell below the Minor Flood Level (11.9 metres) during the
early hours of Sunday morning and will continue to fall during the remainder of
Sunday into Monday.
In the interests of community safety the SES suggests 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:
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
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts.
No further Flood Warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Ovens R. at Harrietville 1.97m rising 09:15 AM SUN 20/07/14
Ovens R. at Bright 2.13m falling 09:13 AM SUN 20/07/14
Buckland R. at Upper Buckland 1.72m steady 08:45 AM SUN 20/07/14
Buckland R. at Harris Lane 2.08m steady 09:09 AM SUN 20/07/14
Ovens River at Eurobin 3.3m rising 09:14 AM SUN 20/07/14
Ovens R. at Myrtleford 2.67m falling 08:30 AM SUN 20/07/14
Buffalo R. at Abbeyard 1.34m steady 08:45 AM SUN 20/07/14
Rose R. at Matong North 0.93m steady 07:53 AM SUN 20/07/14
Buffalo R. D/S Lake Buffalo 2.05m steady 09:18 AM SUN 20/07/14
Ovens R. at Rocky Point 2.4m falling 09:03 AM SUN 20/07/14
King R. D/S Lake William Hovell NA
King R. at Cheshunt 1.17m falling 08:45 AM SUN 20/07/14
King R. at Edi 1.47m steady 08:30 AM SUN 20/07/14
Boggy Ck. at Angleside 0.95m steady 05:45 AM SUN 20/07/14
King R. at Docker Rd Bridge 3.5m falling 08:46 AM SUN 20/07/14
Hurdle Ck. at Bobinawarrah 0.62m steady 02:37 AM SUN 20/07/14
Fifteen Mile Ck. at Greta South 1.46m steady 08:44 AM SUN 20/07/14
Fifteen Mile Ck. at Glenrowan 0.9m steady 08:30 AM SUN 20/07/14
Ovens R. at Wangaratta 11.87m falling 08:30 AM SUN 20/07/14
Ovens R. at Peechelba East NA
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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