Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Thomson River
Issued at 09:51 AM EST on Wednesday 15 July 2020
Flood Watch Number: 3

Minor flooding has eased along the Thomson River around Cowwarr Weir and is not expected to develop further downstream.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, rainfall totals of up to 24 mm have been recorded in the Thomson River catchment. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 mm with possible isolated totals of 15 mm over the ranges are forecast for the remainder of Wednesday.

Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir:
Flooding has eased along the Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir.
The Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir peaked at 3.68 metres (minor flood level 3.70 m) around 08:00 am Tuesday 14 July and is currently at 3.33 metres and falling.

Thomson River Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka:
Flooding is no longer expected along the Thomson River Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka.
The Thomson River at Wandocka is currently peaking around 5.85 metres (minor flood level 6.20 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.}
Contact Information
Current Emergency Information is available at
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:

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

Latest River Heights:
Aberfeldy River at Beardmore,1.54,Falling,09:27 AM WED 15/07/20
Thomson River at The Narrows,0.58,Steady,09:13 AM WED 15/07/20
Thomson River at Cooper Creek,1.22,Falling,09:20 AM WED 15/07/20
Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir,3.33,Falling,09:24 AM WED 15/07/20
Thomson River at Wandocka,5.74,Steady,09:40 AM WED 15/07/20
Thomson River at Bundalaguah,5.80,Rising,09:37 AM WED 15/07/20
Thomson River at Sale Wharf,1.55,Rising,09:38 AM WED 15/07/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at
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