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Source: Australia Bureau of Meteorology

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Minor Flood Warning for the Bunyip River

Issued at 10:56 am EDT on Sunday 10 November 2019

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne Water

Flood Warning Number: 3

Bunyip Catchment:

The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 15 mm since 09:00 AM Saturday 09 November 2019. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging about 3 mm for the same period. Rainfall totals of 1-5 mm have been forecast for the catchment Sunday 10 November 2019.

Water levels of the Bunyip River at various locations are rising in response to the rain.

Bunyip River to Iona:

The level of the Bunyip River at Iona is currently at 1.55 metres. It is expected to peak below the Minor Flood Level (2.10 metres) this afternoon.

Bunyip River downstream of Iona:

The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn is currently at 2.95 metres. It is expected to peak near the Minor Flood Level (3.10 metres) this evening.

Minor flooding in the Bunyip River catchment is expected to affect low-lying areas adjacent to the waterway. The ford at Cora Lynn is now closed to traffic.

The river heights at 10:21 AM Sunday 10 November 2019 were:

Sites in Tarago River catchment

Tarago Reservoir: 153.64 metres, falling

Tarago River at Neerim South: 1.04 metres, falling

Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.79 metres, steady

Sites in Bunyip River catchment

Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.26 metres, steady

Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.52 metres, steady

Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.71 metres, rising

Bunyip River at Iona: 1.55 metres, rising

Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.95 metres, rising

Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.58 metres, rising

Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 1.77 metres, falling

Other sites in Western Port catchment

Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.34 metres, steady

Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.49 metres, steady

Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.58 metres, steady

Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.41 metres, steady

Cardinia Creek at Officer: 0.88 metres, rising

Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.61 metres, steady

The next warning will be issued by 10 AM on Monday 11 November 2019.

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 659 210. 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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