Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Yarra River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Yarra River

Issued at 12:28 pm EDT on Saturday 9 December 2017
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Water

Flood Warning Number: 3

Yarra River:
Final Flood Warning for the Yarra River

The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 3 mm in the
Upper Yarra region and about 0 mm in the Lower Yarra region since 09:00 AM
yesterday. Rainfall totals of 1 mm have been forecast for the catchment today.

The Watts River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 1 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. Rainfall totals of 1 mm have been forecast for the
catchment today.

Water levels of the Yarra River/Watts River at various locations are falling in
response to the rain.

Watts River catchment:
The level of the Watts River at Healesville is currently (1.34 metres), below
the [Normal Flood Level] ( 2.6 metres ).

Yarra River catchment to Millgrove:
The level of the Yarra River at Millgrove is currently (0.83 metres ), below
the [Normal Flood Level]. (2.0 metres ).

Yarra River catchment from Millgrove to Coldstream:
The level of the Yarra River at Coldstream is currently (2.69), below [Normal
Flood Level]. (4.0 metres ).

Yarra River catchment from Coldstream to Warrandyte:
The level of the Yarra River at Yarra Glen is currently (3.41 metres ), below
the [Normal Flood Level]. (4.1 metres ).
The level of the Yarra River at Christmas Hills is currently (1.17 metres ),
below the [Normal Flood Level]. (3.0 metres ).
The level of the Yarra River at Warrandyte is currently (1.31 metres ), below
the [Normal Flood Level]. (3.0 metres ).

Yarra River catchment downstream of Warrandyte:
The level of the Yarra River at Templestowe is currently (1.31 metres ), below
the [Normal Flood Level] (3.5 metres).
The level of the Yarra River at Alphington is currently (1.16 metres ), below
the [Normal Flood Level]. (3.0 metres).
The level of the Yarra River at Abbotsford is currently (1.07 metres ), below
the [Normal Flood Level]. (2.7 metres).

The river heights at 11:27 AM 09/12/2017 were:

Sites in Upper Yarra Region
Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 45.61 metres, steady
Yarra River at Warburton: 0.42 metres, steady
Yarra River at Millgrove: 0.83 metres, falling
Yarra River at Coldstream: 2.70 metres, falling
Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 3.41 metres, steady
Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 1.17 metres, steady
Yarra River at Warrandyte: 1.31 metres, steady

Sites in Lower Yarra Region
Yarra River at Templestowe: 1.54 metres, steady
Yarra River at Heidelberg: 3.21 metres, steady
Yarra River at Alphington: 1.16 metres, steady
Yarra River at Abbotsford: 1.07 metres, falling
Yarra River at Hawthorn: 0.44 metres, falling
Yarra River at Burnley: 0.50 metres, rising
Yarra River at Southbank: 0.21 metres, falling

Sites in Watts River and Little Yarra River Catchments
Watts River at Maroondah Reservoir: 15.22 metres, steady
Watts River at Healesville: 1.35 metres, falling
Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction: 0.78 metres, steady

Final Flood Warning, no further warnings will be issued.

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/

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 217. 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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