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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Murray River upstream of Hume Weir

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

This flood warning covers both the Victorian and New South Wales
parts of the Murray River catchment upstream of Lake Hume.

Final Flood Warning for the Murray River U/S of Lake Hume
Issued at 11:02 am EST on Wednesday 11 May 2016
In the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday, recorded rainfall totals were generally less
than 20mm in the Murray River catchment upstream of Lake Hume. Rainfall totals
up to 20mm are possible for the remainder of Wednesday.

High stream levels are expected to continue along the Murray River upstream of
Lake Hume for the remainder of Wednesday into Thursday.

Upstream of Jingellic
Snowy Hydro advise that at 10:30 (24 hour time) releases from Khancoban were
below the Minor Flood Flow (113 m3/sec) and that they are expected to remain
below that level for this event.

The Murray River at Bringenbrong peaked below the Minor Flood Level (3.0
metres) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

The Murray River at Jingellic is expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level
(4.0 metres) for this event.

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:
No further flood warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Murray R. at Biggara 1.03m steady 10:15 AM WED 11/05/16
Murray R. at Bringenbrong 2.4m steady 10:15 AM WED 11/05/16
Corryong Ck. at Towong 1.25m rising 08:45 AM WED 11/05/16
Tooma R. at Pinegrove 1.95m steady 10:15 AM WED 11/05/16
Cudgewa Ck. at Berringama 1.62m steady 05:45 AM WED 11/05/16
Cudgewa Ck. at Cudgewa North 0.65m steady 05:30 AM WED 11/05/16
Murray R. at Jingellic 2.55m steady 05:45 AM WED 11/05/16
Jingellic Ck at Jingellic 1.43m steady 10:15 AM WED 11/05/16
Tallangatta Ck. at McCallums 0.82m steady 08:45 AM WED 11/05/16

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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