Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Avon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Avon River
Issued at 10:22 AM EST on Saturday 12 June 2021
Flood Watch Number: 10

NO FURTHER FLOODING EXPECTED AT STRATFORD
The Avon River at Stratford is currently below the minor flood level. Renewed river level rises below the minor flood level are possible during Saturday.
In the 24 hours to 9am Saturday, rainfall totals of 10-20 mm have been recorded in the Avon River catchment. Rainfall totals of 5-10 mm are forecast for the remainder of Saturday.

Avon River:
No further flooding is expected in the Avon River.

The Avon River at Stratford is currently at 3.21 metres and steady.
Small renewed rises are possible during Saturday following overnight rainfall, however the Avon River at Stratford is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.50 m).

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:
Avon River at The Channel,3.12,Steady,09:35 AM SAT 12/06/21
Freestone Creek at Briagolong,2.26,Steady,09:57 AM SAT 12/06/21
Avon River at Stratford,3.21,Steady,09:44 AM SAT 12/06/21

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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