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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Murray River upstream of Lake Hume

Issued at 9:51 am EDT on Monday 31 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 2

In the 24 hours to 9 am Monday, rainfall totals of up to 48 mm have been
recorded in the Upper Murray River catchment. No significant rainfall is
forecast for the remainder of Monday.

Stream rises were recorded during Sunday evening and overnight into Monday in
the Upper Murray River catchment, but flooding is no longer expected.

Swampy Plains River:
Minor flooding is no longer expected along the Swampy Plains River downstream
of Khancoban Pondage.

Snowy Hydro has advised (at 9:30 am Monday) that releases from Khancoban
Pondage will remain below the minor flood flow (114 m3/s).

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:

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Murray River at Biggara, 1.35, Falling, 09:30 AM MON 31/10/16
Murray River at Bringenbrong, 2.77, Steady, 09:30 AM MON 31/10/16
Corryong Creek at Towong, 1.51, Rising, 08:45 AM MON 31/10/16
Cudgewa Creek at Berringama, 1.72, Falling, 08:45 AM MON 31/10/16
Cudgewa Creek at Cudgewa North, 0.83, Rising, 08:45 AM MON 31/10/16
Mannus Creek at Yarramundi, 0.59, Steady, 09:00 AM MON 31/10/16
Mannus Creek at Tooma, 0.44, Steady, 09:00 AM MON 31/10/16
Tumbarumba Creek at Tumbarumba (No 2), 0.89, Steady, 09:00 AM MON 31/10/16
Maragle Creek at Maragle, 0.58, Steady, 09:00 AM MON 31/10/16
Tumbarumba Creek at Bakers, 2.06, Steady, 09:00 AM MON 31/10/16
Welumba Creek at the Square, 0.63, Steady, 09:00 AM MON 31/10/16
Tooma River at Pinegrove, 2.04, Falling, 09:30 AM MON 31/10/16
Murray River at Jingellic, 2.89, Steady, 08:30 AM MON 31/10/16
Jingellic Creek at Jingellic, 1.39, Steady, 09:15 AM MON 31/10/16

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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