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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - King River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria



Final Flood Warning for the Ovens River
Issued at 10:02 am EST on Thursday 29 August 2013
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Thursday, no significant rainfall was recorded in the
Ovens River catchment. Showers and possible thunderstorms have been forecast
for the North East of Victoria with rainfall totals of 5 to 10 mm possible.

The river levels in the lower Ovens River catchment are now below flood level.
The forecast rainfall is not expected to lead to renewed flooding. No further
flooding is expected for this event.

Wangaratta
The Ovens River at Wangaratta fell below the Minor Flood Level (11.9 metres)
late Wednesday morning. No further flooding is expected for this event.

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:
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trafficalerts

The SES advises that mountainous areas in the Grampians and Alpine Range,
including areas such as the region bound by Bright, Mt Buller, Mt Baw Baw and
Combienbar have recently been affected by fires. Rainfall run-off in these fire
affected areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in
these areas should be alert to the potential for landslide and debris on roads.

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

Next Issue:
No further Flood Warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Ovens R. at Harrietville NA
Ovens R. at Bright 2.23m steady 09:38 AM THU 29/08/13
Buckland R. at Upper Buckland 1.75m rising 05:30 AM THU 29/08/13
Buckland R. at Harris Lane 2.06m steady 09:38 AM THU 29/08/13
Ovens River at Eurobin 3.36m rising 09:46 AM THU 29/08/13
Ovens R. at Myrtleford 2.7m steady 08:30 AM THU 29/08/13
Buffalo R. at Abbeyard 1.39m steady 08:30 AM THU 29/08/13
Rose R. at Matong North 0.9m steady 07:49 AM THU 29/08/13
Buffalo R. D/S Lake Buffalo 2.11m steady 09:39 AM THU 29/08/13
Ovens R. at Rocky Point 2.42m steady 09:18 AM THU 29/08/13
King R. D/S Lake William Hovell NA
King R. at Cheshunt 1.07m steady 08:54 AM THU 29/08/13
King R. at Edi 1.34m steady 08:30 AM THU 29/08/13
Boggy Ck. at Angleside 0.92m steady 08:30 AM THU 29/08/13
King R. at Docker Rd Bridge 2.93m steady 09:18 AM THU 29/08/13
Hurdle Ck. at Bobinawarrah 0.51m steady 08:55 AM THU 29/08/13
Fifteen Mile Ck. at Greta South 1.32m steady 09:33 AM THU 29/08/13
Fifteen Mile Ck. at Glenrowan 0.64m steady 08:45 AM THU 29/08/13
Ovens R. at Wangaratta 11.69m falling 08:30 AM THU 29/08/13
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
659217.

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