Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - King River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Minor Flood Warning For The Ovens And King Rivers
Issued at 09:43 AM EST on Tuesday 27 July 2021
Flood Watch Number: 14

MINOR FLOODING LIKELY TO DEVELOP AROUND WANGARATTA TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Minor flooding continues along the King River at Docker Rd Bridge. Minor flooding is likely to extend downstream to the Ovens River at Wangaratta.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday, rainfall totals of 5-10 mm were recorded in the Ovens and King Rivers catchments. No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Tuesday.

King River:
Minor flooding is likely along the King River.
The King River at Docker Rd Bridge is currently at 3.86 metres and rising slowly, with minor flooding.
The King River at Docker Rd Bridge is likely to peak near 3.90 metres Tuesday morning. The river level is likely to remain above the minor flood level (3.70 m) during Tuesday.

Ovens River downstream of Rocky Point:
Minor flooding is likely along the Ovens River downstream of Rocky Point.
The Ovens River at Wangaratta is currently at 11.81 metres and rising slowly.
The Ovens River at Wangaratta is likely to reach the minor flood level (11.90 m) 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.}
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:
The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Ovens River at Harrietville,2.12,Rising,07:07 AM TUE 27/07/21
Ovens River at Bright,2.37,Steady,09:21 AM TUE 27/07/21
Buckland River at Upper Buckland (Twelve Mile),2.03,Rising,09:00 AM TUE 27/07/21
Buckland River at Harris Lane,2.17,Steady,09:38 AM TUE 27/07/21
Ovens River at Eurobin,3.62,Steady,09:26 AM TUE 27/07/21
Happy Valley Creek at Rosewhite,0.82,Steady,09:22 AM TUE 27/07/21
Ovens River at Myrtleford,2.87,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 27/07/21
Buffalo River at Abbeyard,1.65,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 27/07/21
Rose River at Matong North,1.08,Steady,09:23 AM TUE 27/07/21
Dandongadale River at Matong North,1.36,Steady,09:34 AM TUE 27/07/21
Buffalo River D/S Rose River Junction,2.67,Steady,09:25 AM TUE 27/07/21
Buffalo River at Lake Buffalo HG,262.00,Steady,09:31 AM TUE 27/07/21
Buffalo River D/S Lake Buffalo,2.64,Steady,09:39 AM TUE 27/07/21
Ovens River at Rocky Point,2.82,Steady,09:03 AM TUE 27/07/21
King River D/S Lake William Hovell,1.63,Steady,06:40 AM TUE 27/07/21
King River at Cheshunt,1.30,Steady,08:48 AM TUE 27/07/21
King River at Edi,1.58,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 27/07/21
King River at Docker Rd Bridge,3.86,Rising,09:00 AM TUE 27/07/21
Hurdle Creek at Bobinawarrah,1.09,Steady,09:31 AM TUE 27/07/21
Fifteen Mile Creek at Greta South,1.53,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 27/07/21
Fifteen Mile Creek at Glenrowan,0.80,Steady,09:31 AM TUE 27/07/21
Ovens River at Wangaratta,11.81,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 27/07/21
Ovens River at Peechelba East,130.23,Steady,09:00 AM TUE 27/07/21

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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