Source: Australia Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Final Flood Warning for the Bunyip River
Issued at 10:08 am EDT on Tuesday 12 November 2019
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne Water
Flood Warning Number: 5
The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 1 mm since 09:00 AM Monday 11 November 2019. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging about 0 mm for the same period. Rainfall totals of 5 mm have been forecast for the catchment Tuesday 12 November 2019.
Bunyip River to Iona:
The level of the Bunyip River at Iona is currently at 1.28 metres, below the Minor Flood Level (2.10 metres), and falling.
Bunyip River downstream of Iona:
The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn is currently at 2.65 metres, below the Minor Flood Level (3.10 metres) and falling.
The river heights at 09:42 AM Tuesday 12 November 2019 were:
Sites in Tarago River catchment
Tarago Reservoir: 153.65 metres, falling
Tarago River at Neerim South: 0.93 metres, steady
Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.54 metres, steady
Sites in Bunyip River catchment
Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.17 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.27 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.18 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Iona: 1.28 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.65 metres, falling
Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.41 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 1.75 metres, falling
Other sites in Western Port catchment
Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.30 metres, steady
Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.40 metres, steady
Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.44 metres, steady
Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.38 metres, steady
Cardinia Creek at Officer: 0.58 metres, steady
Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.51 metres, steady
This is the final flood warning for this event.
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.