Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Kiewa River
Issued at 10:42 AM EDT on Saturday 16 October 2021
Flood Watch Number: 2

MINOR FLOODING NO LONGER LIKELY AT BANDIANA
Flooding no longer likely in the Kiewa River catchment.
Since 9:00 am Friday, rainfall totals up to 20 mm have been recorded in the Kiewa River catchment. No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Saturday into Sunday.

Kiewa River to Mongans Bridge:
Small river rises are occurring along the Kiewa River to Mongans Bridge. However river levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level during the weekend.
Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge:
Small river rises are occurring along the Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge. However river levels are likely to remain below the minor flood levels during the weekend.
The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is currently at 2.58 metres and steady.
The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is expected to remain below the minor flood level (3.30 m) during the weekend.

The Kiewa River at Bandiana is currently at 2.63 metres and steady.
The Kiewa River at Bandiana is likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.80 m) during the weekend.

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 http://emergency.vic.gov.au
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website: 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:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge,1.46,Steady,10:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream),2.58,Steady,10:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch),0.47,Steady,10:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat,1.15,Steady,10:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Kiewa River at Bandiana,2.63,Steady,10:00 AM SAT 16/10/21

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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