Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Macalister River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Macalister River
Issued at 09:36 AM EDT on Saturday 31 October 2020
Flood Watch Number: 4

RIVER LEVELS WILL FALL ALONG THE MACALISTER RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF LAKE GLENMAGGIE FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
River levels downstream of Lake Glenmaggie are currently close to the minor flood level, however releases from Lake Glenmaggie will be reduced during Saturday afternoon, resulting in river levels falling downstream of Lake Glenmaggie.
Since 9:00 am Friday, rainfall totals of 5 to 10 mm have been recorded across the catchment. Showers are forecast for the remainder of Saturday, with totals likely to be below 5mm.

Macalister River downstream of Lake Glenmaggie:
No further flooding is expected in the Macalister River downstream of Lake Glenmaggie.
The Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie is currently at 2.35 metres and steady.
The Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie will remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Saturday, and begin falling from Saturday afternoon.

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:
Macalister River at Glencairn,0.82,Steady,02:30 AM SAT 31/10/20
Macalister River at Licola,1.96,Steady,06:59 AM SAT 31/10/20
Macalister River at Stringybark Creek,0.94,Steady,08:17 AM SAT 31/10/20
Glenmaggie Creek at The Gorge,1.67,Steady,08:44 AM SAT 31/10/20
Macalister River at Lake Glenmaggie HG,76.58,Steady,08:43 AM SAT 31/10/20
Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie,2.35,Steady,08:26 AM SAT 31/10/20

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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