Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River

Issued at 9:49 am EDT on Friday 20 October 2017
Flood Warning Number: 2

To 9 am Friday, rainfall totals of up to 54 mm have been recorded in the Kiewa
River catchment. No significant rainfall is expected during the next few days.

Minor flooding is likely to develop downstream of Mongans Bridge overnight
Friday into Saturday.

Kiewa River to Mongans Bridge:
The Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge peaked at 2.70 metres (minor flood level 2.40
meres) around 2 am Friday. It is currently below the minor flood level and
falling.

Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge:
Minor flooding is likely along the Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge.

The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is currently at 2.92 metres and rising
slowly. The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) may reach the minor flood level
(3.30 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

The Kiewa River at Bandiana is currently at 2.73 metres and rising slowly. The
Kiewa River at Bandiana is likely to reach the minor flood level (2.80 m)
during Saturday.

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 09:00 am EDT on Saturday 21 October 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge, 2.09, Falling, 08:45 AM FRI 20/10/17
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream), 2.92, Rising, 08:45 AM FRI 20/10/17
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch), 0.47, Steady, 08:45 AM FRI 20/10/17
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat, 1.09, Falling, 07:45 AM FRI 20/10/17
Kiewa River at Bandiana, 2.73, Rising, 08:45 AM FRI 20/10/17

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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