Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Mitchell River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Mitchell River
Issued at 11:00 AM EST on Sunday 13 June 2021
Flood Watch Number: 10

MINOR FLOODING NO LONGER OCCURRING IN THE MITCHELL RIVER
Reissued to correct title to Final Flood Warning for the Mitchell River.
The river level at Bairnsdale is now below the minor flood level and falling.
Forecast rainfall for the remainder of Sunday is expected to be generally less than 5 mm.

Wonnangatta River:
No further flooding is expected in the Wonnangatta River.
Mitchell River to Glenaladale:
No further flooding is expected in the Mitchell River to Glenaladale.
The Mitchell River at Glenaladale is currently at 2.57 metres and steady.

Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale:
No further flooding is expected in the Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale.
The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale peaked at 5.00 metres around 01:00 am Saturday 12 June and is currently at 3.59 metres and steady.

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:
Wonnangatta River at Waterford,2.97,Steady,10:22 AM SUN 13/06/21
Dargo River at Lower Dargo Rd,2.44,Steady,10:00 AM SUN 13/06/21
Mitchell River at Glenaladale,2.56,Steady,10:47 AM SUN 13/06/21
Mitchell River at Rosehill,5.40,Steady,10:39 AM SUN 13/06/21
Mitchell River at Bairnsdale,3.58,Steady,10:36 AM SUN 13/06/21

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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