Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Yarra River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Yarra River

Issued at 9:53 am EST on Thursday 12 September 2019
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne

Flood Warning Number: 4

Yarra River:
Final Flood Warning for the Yarra River

The Yarra River catchment has received no rainfall since 09:00 AM Wednesday 11
September 2019. No significant rainfall has been forecast for this catchments
for today, Thursday 12 September 2019.

Water levels of the Yarra River at various locations are now falling.

Yarra River from Millgrove to Coldstream:
The water level of the Yarra River at Coldstream has peaked at 4.13 metres
yesterday morning slightly above the Minor Flood Level of 4.0 metres. The level
is current at 3.86 metres and falling.

Yarra River from Coldstream to Warrandyte:
The water level of the Yarra River at Yarra Glen has peaked at 4.06 metres
overnight, slightly below the Minor Flood Level of 4.1 metres. The level is
currently at 4.05 metres and expected to fall slowly.

The river heights at 09:45 AM Thursday 12 September 2019 were:

Sites in Upper Yarra Region
Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 43.94 metres, rising
Yarra River at Warburton: 0.02 metres, steady
Yarra River at Millgrove: 1.30 metres, steady
Yarra River at Coldstream: 3.86 metres, falling
Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 4.05 metres, steady
Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 1.29 metres, steady
Yarra River at Warrandyte: 1.38 metres, steady

Sites in Lower Yarra Region
Yarra River at Templestowe: 1.63 metres, steady
Yarra River at Heidelberg: 3.22 metres, steady
Yarra River at Alphington: 1.14 metres, steady
Yarra River at Abbotsford: 0.72 metres, falling
Yarra River at Hawthorn: -0.01 metres, rising
Yarra River at Burnley: -0.01 metres, rising
Yarra River at Southbank: -0.12 metres, rising

Sites in Watts River and Little Yarra River Catchments
Watts River at Maroondah Reservoir: 16.35 metres, steady
Watts River at Healesville: 1.84 metres, falling
Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction: 0.81 metres, steady

This is the final flood warning for this event.

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
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:

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