Flood Warning - Latrobe River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Minor Flood Warning for the Latrobe River

Issued at 10:00 am EST on Wednesday 21 August 2019

Flood Warning Number: 3

Minor flooding will continue in the Latrobe River around Thoms Bridge and Rosedale during Wednesday. Renewed river rises are occurring due to overnight rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday rainfall totals of 5-29 mm have been recorded in the Latrobe River catchment.

Up to 5 mm rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Wednesday. A further 15-20 mm are forecast for early Thursday morning.

Moe River:

Renewed rises are occurring along the Moe River around Darnum.

Latrobe River Yallourn to Traralgon Creek:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Latrobe River Yallourn to Traralgon Creek.

The Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge is currently at 4.26 metres and steady. The Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Wednesday.

Latrobe River downstream of Traralgon:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Latrobe River downstream of Traralgon.

The Latrobe River at Rosedale (Main Stream) is currently at 4.02 metres and steady. The Latrobe River at Rosedale (Main Stream) is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Wednesday.

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.

Contact Information

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 EST on Thursday 22 August 2019.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Latrobe River at Noojee 1.02 Steady 08:47 AM WED 21/08/19
Latrobe River at Willow Grove 1.41 Steady 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19
Tanjil River at Tanjil Junction 0.89 Steady 09:00 AM WED 21/08/19
Tanjil River at Tanjil South 1.24 Steady 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19
Moe River at Darnum 2.91 Rising 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19
Moe Drain at Trafalgar East 2.94 Rising 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19
Narracan Creek at Thorpdale 1.23 Steady 09:54 AM WED 21/08/19
Narracan Creek at Moe 1.19 Rising 09:54 AM WED 21/08/19
Latrobe River at Yallourn (L5) 37.37 Steady 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19
Morwell River at Boolarra 1.19 Rising 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19
Morwell River at Yallourn 3.32 Steady 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19
Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge 4.26 Steady 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19
Latrobe River at Rosedale (Main Stream) 4.02 Steady 09:54 AM WED 21/08/19
Latrobe River at Kilmany 4.97 Steady 08:45 AM WED 21/08/19

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.