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Sunday, 18 November, 2018,04:34

1:45pm: BoM issue Minor Flood Warning for Yarra River


The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 8 mm in the Upper Yarra region and about 39 mm in the Lower Yarra region since 9:00am yesterday.

The level of the Yarra River at Abbotsford is currently at 2.70 metres, at the Minor Flood Level (2.70 metres).

It is expected to exceed the Minor Flood Level (2.70 metres) this afternoon. Yarra River heights at 12:31 PM Tuesday 6 November were:

Sites in Watts River and Little Yarra River Catchments:

  • Watts River at Maroondah Reservoir: 13.54 metres, rising
  • Watts River at Healesville: 0.31 metres, steady
  • Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction: 0.55 metres, rising

Sites in Upper Yarra Region:

  • Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 45.11 metres, steady
  • Yarra River at Warburton: 0.34 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Millgrove: 0.73 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Coldstream: 0.63 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 0.67 metres, rising
  • Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 0.55 metres, steady
  • Yarra River at Warrandyte: 0.59 metres, steady

Sites in Lower Yarra Region:

  • Yarra River at Templestowe: 1.19 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Heidelberg: 2.58 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Alphington: 1.70 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Abbotsford: 2.70 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Hawthorn: 1.92 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Burnley: 1.21 metres, rising
  • Yarra River at Southbank: 0.47 metres, rising

Minor flooding in the Yarra River catchment is expected to affect low-lying areas adjacent to the waterway including bicycle paths.

The next warning will be issued by 1:00pm on Wednesday 07 November 2018.

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/


The next warning will be issued by 1:00pm, Wednesday 7 November.



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