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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Minor Flood Warning for the Murray River upstream of Lake Hume

Issued at 12:10 pm EST on Saturday 1 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 3

In the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, rainfall totals of up to 60 mm have been
recorded in the Upper Murray catchment. Since 9 am Saturday, rainfall totals of
up to 5 mm have been recorded.

Rainfall totals of up to 10 mm have been forecast for the Upper Murray
Catchment for the remainder of Saturday. Further rainfall totals of 15 to 40
mm have been forecast for Sunday into Monday.

Murray River to Biggara:
The Murray River at Biggara is currently at 1.66 metres (Minor Flood Level 2.0
metres) and steady.

Swampy Plains River:
Outflows from Khancoban Storage are currently below the minor flood level (113
m3/s).

Murray River Biggara to Bringenbrong:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Murray River Biggara to Bringenbrong.

The The Murray River at Bringenbrong exceeded the minor flood level (3.00 m)
Friday afternoon and is currently at 2.98 metres and steady. The Murray River
at Bringenbrong is likely to remain around the minor flood level (3.00 m)
overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Murray River Bringenbrong to Lake Hume:
Minor flooding is likely along the Murray River Bringenbrong to Lake Hume.

The Murray River at Jingellic exceeded the minor flood level (4.0 m) Saturday
morning and is currently at 4.29 metres and rising. The Murray River at
Jingellic is likely to peak near 4.70 m (minor flood level 4.0 m) Sunday
morning.

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 11:30 am EDT on Sunday 02 October 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Murray River at Biggara, 1.66, Steady, 11:45 AM SAT 01/10/16
Murray River at Bringenbrong, 2.98, Steady, 11:45 AM SAT 01/10/16
Corryong Creek at Towong, 2.46, Rising, 10:30 AM SAT 01/10/16
Cudgewa Creek at Berringama, 2.07, Falling, 10:30 AM SAT 01/10/16
Cudgewa Creek at Cudgewa North, 1.65, Steady, 10:30 AM SAT 01/10/16
Mannus Creek at Yarramundi, 1.89, Rising, 11:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Mannus Creek at Tooma, 1.76, Falling, 11:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Tumbarumba Creek at Tumbarumba (No 2), 1.59, Steady, 11:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Maragle Creek at Maragle, 1.08, Steady, 11:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Tumbarumba Creek at Bakers, 4.63, Falling, 11:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Welumba Creek at the Square, 0.87, Steady, 11:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Tooma River at Pinegrove, 3.42, Steady, 11:30 AM SAT 01/10/16
Murray River at Jingellic, 4.24, Rising, 10:30 AM SAT 01/10/16
Jingellic Creek at Jingellic, 2.74, Rising, 11:30 AM 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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