Flood Warning - Kiewa River


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River

Issued at 11:38 am EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022

Flood Warning Number: 15


Minor flooding is expected to continue along the Kiewa River at Bandiana during Wednesday into Thursday.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Wednesday into Thursday. Further rainfall is forecast from Thursday afternoon, which is likely to cause renewed river level rises across the catchment.

Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge:

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

The Kiewa River at Bandiana is currently at 2.86 metres and steady, with minor flooding. The Kiewa River at Bandiana is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.80 m) overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

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 12:00 pm EST on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge 1.73 Steady 11:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch) 0.51 Steady 11:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat 1.10 Steady 11:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Kiewa River at Bandiana 2.86 Steady 11:00 AM WED 17/08/22

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.