Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Snowy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Snowy River
Issued at 10:10 AM EST on Tuesday 18 August 2020
Flood Watch Number: 3

FLOODING HAS EASED IN THE LOWER SNOWY RIVER.
River levels are now below minor flood thresholds throughout the Snowy River catchment.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday no significant rain fell in the Snowy River catchment. A medium chance of showers is forecast for Tuesday.

Bombala River:
No flooding expected along the Bombala River.
Snowy River to McKillops Bridge:
No further flooding is expected in the Snowy River to McKillops Bridge.
The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge is currently at 2.30 metres and steady.
The Snowy River at McKillops Bridge will remain below the minor flood level (2.50 m) during Tuesday.

Buchan River:
Flooding is no longer expected along the Buchan River.
The Buchan River at Buchan is currently at 2.06 metres and steady.

Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge:
No further flooding is expected in the Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge.
The Snowy River D/S Basin Ck is currently at 3.46 metres and steady.
The Snowy River D/S Basin Ck is expected to remain below the minor flood level (3.50 m) during Tuesday.

The Snowy River at Jarrahmond is currently at 3.69 metres and steady.
The Snowy River at Jarrahmond will remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Tuesday.

The Snowy River at Orbost is currently at 4.03 metres and steady.
The Snowy River at Orbost will remain below the minor flood level (4.20 m) during Tuesday.

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

Latest River Heights:
Snowy River at Dalgety Weir,0.95,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20
McLaughlin River at the Hut,0.64,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20
Bombala River at Bombala,1.45,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20
Little Plains River at Wellesley,1.51,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20
Delegate River at Quidong,1.31,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20
Snowy River at Burnt Hut Crossing,1.88,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20
Snowy River at McKillops Bridge,2.30,Steady,09:44 AM TUE 18/08/20
Buchan River at Buchan,2.06,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20
Snowy River at Jarrahmond,3.69,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20
Snowy River at Orbost,4.03,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 18/08/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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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