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Gippsland watches rising rivers

Sunday May 30, 2010 - 11:47 EST
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Parts of far east Gippsland will receive another 50 millimetres today. - ABC

Heavy rain is falling in Victoria's Gippsland region where communities are monitoring rising river levels.

The Bureau of Meteorology says minor flooding could affect some areas, but because of the low rainfall throughout May, it is not expected to be severe.

Genoa received the most rain with more than 70 millimetres falling overnight.

Senior forecaster Dean Stewart says parts of far east Gippsland will receive another 50 millimetres today.

"We've still got a flood watch out," he said.

"If the rainfall is a bit more than we're expecting then there is a chance we'll have to put out some minor flood warnings, although at this stage, with another 50 millimetres it's most likely that the catchments will be able to handle that."

- ABC

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