Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Barwon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Barwon River
Issued at 01:33 PM EST on Wednesday 28 July 2021
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office
Flood Watch Number: 4

MINOR FLOODING EASED AT RICKETTS MARSH
Minor flooding has eased along the Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh during Wednesday late morning.
In the 24 hours to 12:00 pm Wednesday, rainfall totals of less than 10 mm have been recorded in the Barwon River catchment. Rainfall totals of 5-10 mm are forecast for the remainder of Wednesday.

Barwon River to Inverleigh:
No further flooding is expected along the Barwon River to Inverleigh.
The Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh is currently at 2.93 metres (minor flood level 3.00 m) and falling.
Leigh River:
Flooding is not expected along the Leigh River.
The Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge) is currently at 1.30 metres and steady.

Moorabool River:
Flooding is not expected along the Moorabool River.
The Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge is currently at 0.63 metres and steady.

Barwon River downstream of Inverleigh:
Flooding is not expected along the Barwon River downstream of Inverleigh.
The Barwon River at Geelong is currently at 1.69 metres and rising.

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 http://emergency.vic.gov.au
Current road and traffic information is available at the VicRoads website at 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:
Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh,2.93,Falling,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Barwon River at Kildean Lane,4.04,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Barwon River at Winchelsea,3.73,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Barwon River at Inverleigh,1.72,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Warrambine Creek at Warrambine,0.28,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Leigh River at Mt Mercer,0.48,Steady,12:26 PM WED 28/07/21
Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge),1.30,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Barwon River at Pollocksford,1.45,Steady,12:43 PM WED 28/07/21
Moorabool River at Lal Lal,0.67,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Moorabool River at Morrisons,0.17,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge,0.63,Steady,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21
Barwon River at Geelong,1.69,Rising,01:00 PM WED 28/07/21

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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