Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - King River
Final Flood Warning for the King River
Minor Flood Warning for the Ovens River
Issued at 8:58 am EST on Sunday 31 July 2016
In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, general rainfall totals of less than 10 mm have
been recorded in the Ovens and King catchments.
No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Sunday.
Minor flooding is continuing in the lower Ovens River. Renewed stream rises are
expected over the coming days as a result of forecast rain. Please refer to the
North East Flood Watch for more specific information.
Ovens River upstream of Bright
The Ovens River at Bright is below the minor flood level (3.0 metres) and
The Ovens River at Eurobin is currently steady below the minor flood level (4.5
The Ovens River at Rocky Point is below the minor flood level (3.2 metres) and
The King River at Docker Road fell below the minor flood level during Saturday
morning (minor flood level 3.7 metres). The river is currently at 3.63 metres
Fifteen Mile Creek
The Fifteen Mile Creek at Greta South is below the minor flood level (2.8
The Ovens River at Wangaratta is currently at 12.0 metres (minor flood level
11.9 metres) and slowly falling. The river is expected to remain above the
minor flood level for the remainder of Sunday.
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 9:00 am Monday 1 August 2016.
Latest River Heights:
Ovens R at Harrietville 2.06m rising 07:47 AM SUN 31/07/16
Ovens R at Bright 2.31m falling 08:01 AM SUN 31/07/16
Buckland R. at Upper Buckland 2.2m falling 05:30 AM SUN 31/07/16
Buckland R. at Harris Lane 2.13m steady 07:40 AM SUN 31/07/16
Ovens R at Eurobin 3.49m steady 07:56 AM SUN 31/07/16
Ovens R. at Myrtleford 2.67m falling 05:45 AM SUN 31/07/16
Happy Valley Ck at Rosewhite 0.81m rising 07:45 AM SUN 31/07/16
Buffalo R. at Abbeyard 1.56m steady 11:45 PM SAT 30/07/16
Dandongadale R at Matong North 1.41m steady 08:07 AM SUN 31/07/16
Rose R at Matong North 1.14m steady 08:13 AM SUN 31/07/16
Buffalo R. D/S Lake Buffalo 2.52m steady 08:19 AM SUN 31/07/16
Ovens R. at Rocky Point 2.67m steady 08:11 AM SUN 31/07/16
King R. D/S Lake William Hovell NA
King R. at Cheshunt 1.28m steady 07:41 AM SUN 31/07/16
King R. at Edi 1.52m steady 05:45 AM SUN 31/07/16
Boggy Ck. at Angleside NA
King R at Docker Rd Bridge 3.63m steady 07:37 AM SUN 31/07/16
Hurdle Ck. at Bobinawarrah 0.8m steady 07:13 AM SUN 31/07/16
Fifteen Mile Ck. at Greta South 1.57m steady 07:48 AM SUN 31/07/16
Fifteen Mile Ck. at Glenrowan 0.94m steady 05:30 AM SUN 31/07/16
Ovens R at Wangaratta 12.05m falling 05:30 AM SUN 31/07/16
Ovens R. at Peechelba East 130.66m steady 02:45 AM SUN 31/07/16
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
For the Riverina area, July turned out to be consistently wet and warm.
Builders at the flooded Myer redevelopment site in Hobart have been able to stop water flowing into retailer's Liverpool Street store.