Source: Weather Warnings – Australia
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Minor Flood Warning for the Yarra River
Issued at 11:12 am EDT on Monday 11 November 2019
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne Water
Flood Warning Number: 3
The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 0 mm in the Upper Yarra region and about 0 mm in the Lower Yarra region since 09:00 AM Sunday 10 November 2019. Rainfall totals of 5-15 mm have been forecast for the catchment Tuesday 12 November 2019.
Water levels of the Yarra River at various locations are rising in response to the rain.
Yarra River from Millgrove to Coldstream:
The level of the Yarra River at Coldstream is currently at 3.48 metres, and rising. If the forecast rainfall occurs the level may rise to around Minor Flood Level (4.00) on Tuesday evening.
Yarra River from Coldstream to Warrandyte:
The level of the Yarra River at Yarra Glen is currently at 3.46 metres, and rising. If the forecast rainfall occurs the level may rise to around Minor Flood Level (4.10) on Wednesday.
Minor flooding in the Yarra River catchment is expected to affect low-lying areas adjacent to the waterway including bicycle paths.
The river heights at 10:44 AM Monday 11 November 2019 were:
Sites in Upper Yarra Region
Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 39.28 metres, steady
Yarra River at Warburton: 0.95 metres, steady
Yarra River at Millgrove: 1.27 metres, steady
Yarra River at Coldstream: 3.48 metres, rising
Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 3.46 metres, rising
Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 1.21 metres, falling
Yarra River at Warrandyte: 1.30 metres, steady
Sites in Lower Yarra Region
Yarra River at Templestowe: 1.53 metres, steady
Yarra River at Heidelberg: 2.98 metres, steady
Yarra River at Alphington: 1.03 metres, steady
Yarra River at Abbotsford: 0.72 metres, steady
Yarra River at Hawthorn: 0.18 metres, rising
Yarra River at Burnley: 0.13 metres, rising
Yarra River at Southbank: 0.07 metres, steady
Sites in Watts River and Little Yarra River Catchments
Watts River at Maroondah Reservoir: 16.34 metres, steady
Watts River at Healesville: 1.80 metres, falling
Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction: 0.97 metres, steady
The next warning will be issued by 11 AM on Tuesday 12 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.