Flood Warning - Kiewa River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River

Issued at 11:17 pm EDT on Thursday 19 October 2017

Flood Warning Number: 1

Since 9 am Thursday, rainfall totals of up to 54 mm have been recorded in the Kiewa River catchment. No significant rainfall is expected during Friday.

Minor flooding developed in Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge late Thursday and minor flooding may develop downstream of Mongans Bridge during Friday.

Kiewa River to Mongans Bridge:

The Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge reached the minor flood level (2.4 m) late Thursday and is continuing to rise.

Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge:

Minor flooding may occur along the Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge.

The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is currently at 2.85 metres and steady. The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) may reach the minor flood level (3.30 m) during Friday.

The Kiewa River at Bandiana is currently at 2.66 metres and steady. The Kiewa River at Bandiana may reach the minor flood level (2.80 m) during Friday.

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 10:00 am EDT on Friday 20 October 2017.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge 2.48 Rising 10:45 PM THU 19/10/17
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) 2.85 Steady 10:00 PM THU 19/10/17
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch) 0.46 Steady 10:45 PM THU 19/10/17
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat 1.22 Steady 10:45 PM THU 19/10/17
Kiewa River at Bandiana 2.66 Steady 10:45 PM THU 19/10/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 217. 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.