Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Moderate Flood Warning For The Thomson River
Issued at 04:06 PM EST on Sunday 13 June 2021
Flood Watch Number: 17

Reissued to includeinformation on upstream locations.
Moderate flooding continues along the Thomson River at Sale.
In the 72 hours between 9:00am Wednesday and 9:00am Saturday, rainfall totals of 80-190 mm were recorded in the Thomson River catchment with an isolated higher total of 290 mm at the Thomson-Yarra Divide. In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, a further 2-5 mm of rainfall have been recorded.
Less than 5 mm of rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Sunday.

Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir:
No further flooding is expected along the Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir.
The Thomson River at Cooper Ck is currently at 0.98 metres and steady.

The Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir is currently at 3.13 metres and steady.

Thomson River Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka:
River levels continue to fall along the Thomson River Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka.
The Thomson River at Wandocka is currently at 5.30 metres and steady.
The Thomson River at Wandocka will remain below the minor flood level (6.20 m) during Sunday.

Thomson River downstream of Wandocka:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Thomson River downstream of Wandocka.
The Thomson River at Sale Wharf is currently at 3.08 metres and steady.
The Thomson River at Sale Wharf is likely to fall below the moderate flood level (3.00 m) overnight Sunday into Monday.

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:
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am EST on Monday 14 June 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Aberfeldy River at Beardmore,1.48,Steady,03:32 PM SUN 13/06/21
Thomson River at The Narrows,0.73,Steady,03:33 PM SUN 13/06/21
Thomson River at Cooper Creek,0.99,Steady,03:46 PM SUN 13/06/21
Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir,3.13,Steady,03:27 PM SUN 13/06/21
Thomson River at Wandocka,5.30,Steady,04:02 PM SUN 13/06/21
Thomson River at Bundalaguah,6.80,Steady,03:43 PM SUN 13/06/21
Thomson River at Sale Wharf,3.08,Steady,02:17 PM SUN 13/06/21

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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