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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - King River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Moderate Flood Warning for the Ovens and King Rivers

Issued at 4:02 pm EST on Saturday 1 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 9

In the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, rainfall totals in the Ovens and King River
catchments were generally 25 mm or less with an isolated total of up to 55 mm
at Mt Buffalo Chalet. Rainfall totals since 9 am Saturday have generally been
less than 5 mm across the catchments.

Further rainfall totals of 15 to 40 mm likely for Sunday into Monday.

Buffalo River:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Buffalo River.

The Buffalo River D/S Lake Buffalo is currently at 3.72 metres and falling
slowly. The Buffalo River D/S Lake Buffalo is expected to remain above the
minor flood level (3.20 m) into Sunday.

Ovens River Bright to Rocky Point:
Minor flooding is expected along the Ovens River Bright to Rocky Point.

The Ovens River at Rocky Point is currently at 3.58 metres and steady. The
Ovens River at Rocky Point is expected to remain above the minor flood level
(3.20 m) into Sunday.

King River:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the King River.
The King River at Cheshunt is currently at 1.78 metres (minor flood level 1.80
metres) and steady.

The King River D/S Lake William Hovell is currently at 1.90 metres and steady.
The King River D/S Lake William Hovell is expected to remain above the minor
flood level (1.80 m) into Sunday.

The King River at Docker Rd Bridge is currently at 4.06 metres and steady. The
King River at Docker Rd Bridge is expected to remain above the moderate flood
level (3.95 m) into Sunday.

Lower Ovens River:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Lower Ovens River.

The Ovens River at Wangaratta is currently at 12.55 metres and peaking. The
Ovens River at Wangaratta is expected to remain above the moderate flood level
(12.40 m) into 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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 09:30 am EDT on Sunday 02 October 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Ovens River at Harrietville, 2.03, Falling, 03:52 PM SAT 01/10/16
Ovens River at Bright, 2.68, Steady, 03:56 PM SAT 01/10/16
Buckland River at Upper Buckland (Twelve Mile), 2.98, Falling, 02:30 PM SAT 01/10/16
Buckland River at Harris Lane, 2.68, Steady, 03:38 PM SAT 01/10/16
Ovens River at Eurobin, 4.42, Steady, 02:56 PM SAT 01/10/16
Happy Valley Creek at Rosewhite, 1.19, Falling, 03:28 PM SAT 01/10/16
Ovens River at Myrtleford, 3.17, Steady, 03:45 PM SAT 01/10/16
Buffalo River at Abbeyard, 1.85, Steady, 10:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Rose River at Matong North, 1.42, Falling, 02:43 PM SAT 01/10/16
Dandongadale River at Matong North, 1.91, Falling, 03:50 PM SAT 01/10/16
Buffalo River D/S Rose River Junction, 3.33, Steady, 03:51 PM SAT 01/10/16
Buffalo River at Lake Buffalo HG, 262.50, Steady, 03:43 PM SAT 01/10/16
Buffalo River D/S Lake Buffalo, 3.75, Steady, 03:53 PM SAT 01/10/16
Ovens River at Rocky Point, 3.58, Steady, 03:56 PM SAT 01/10/16
King River D/S Lake William Hovell, 1.90, Steady, 03:56 PM SAT 01/10/16
King River at Cheshunt, 1.78, Steady, 03:48 PM SAT 01/10/16
King River at Edi, 1.90, Steady, 03:30 PM SAT 01/10/16
Boggy Creek at Angleside, 1.27, Steady, 10:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
King River at Docker Rd Bridge, 4.06, Steady, 02:48 PM SAT 01/10/16
Hurdle Creek at Bobinawarrah, 1.65, Steady, 03:46 PM SAT 01/10/16
Fifteen Mile Creek at Greta South, 2.29, Falling, 03:43 PM SAT 01/10/16
Fifteen Mile Creek at Glenrowan, 1.80, Steady, 03:52 PM SAT 01/10/16
Ovens River at Wangaratta, 12.57, Steady, 03:51 PM SAT 01/10/16
Ovens River at Peechelba East, 130.32, Steady, 03:45 PM SAT 01/10/16

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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