Source: Australia Bureau of Meteorology
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
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.