Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Barwon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Minor Flood Warning For The Barwon River
Issued at 10:49 AM EST on Tuesday 13 August 2019
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office
Flood Watch Number: 3

Minor flooding is occurring in the Barwon River around Geelong.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday, rainfall totals of up to 2 mm have been recorded in the Barwon catchment.

Barwon River to Inverleigh:
The Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh is below the minor flood level.
Leigh River:
The Leigh River will remain below the minor flood level.
The Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge) is currently at 2.82 metres and falling.
The Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge) will remain below the minor flood level (6.00 m) during Tuesday.

Barwon River downstream of Inverleigh:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Barwon River downstream of Inverleigh.
The Barwon River at Geelong is currently at 2.41 metres and slowly rising.
The Barwon River at Geelong is expected to peak between 2.40 and 2.60 metres early Tuesday 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.}
For flood or storm emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500
For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
Current VIC Emergency Information is available at
Current road and traffic information is available at the VicRoads website at

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Wednesday 14 August 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh,2.82,Falling,10:19 AM TUE 13/08/19
Barwon River at Kildean Lane,3.71,Steady,08:30 AM TUE 13/08/19
Barwon River at Winchelsea,3.49,Steady,08:30 AM TUE 13/08/19
Barwon River at Inverleigh,1.58,Steady,08:30 AM TUE 13/08/19
Warrambine Creek at Warrambine,0.52,Steady,08:30 AM TUE 13/08/19
Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge),2.82,Falling,08:30 AM TUE 13/08/19
Barwon River at Pollocksford,2.23,Steady,10:42 AM TUE 13/08/19
Moorabool River at Lal Lal,0.85,Steady,08:30 AM TUE 13/08/19
Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge,1.95,Steady,08:30 AM TUE 13/08/19
Barwon River at Geelong,2.41,Steady,08:30 AM TUE 13/08/19

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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