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Flood Warning - Broken River

4 December 2017 08:36 EDT

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Broken River

Issued at 8:36 am EDT on Monday 4 December 2017
Flood Warning Number: 4

Flooding is no longer expected in the Broken River catchment for this event.
River levels are rising in the lower reaches of the Broken River, but will
remain below minor flood thresholds.

Broken River to Benalla:
Flooding is no longer expected along the Broken River to Benalla.

The Broken River at Benalla peaked below the minor flood level (2.50 m) during
Sunday afternoon and is currently at 2.04 metres and falling slowly.

Broken River Benalla to Casey Weir:
No flooding is expected for the Broken River Benalla to Casey Weir.

The Broken River at Casey Weir peaked below the minor flood level (2.10 m)
during Sunday late evening and is currently at 1.09 metres and falling slowly.

Broken River downstream of Casey Weir:
No flooding is expected for the Broken River downstream of Casey Weir.

The Broken River at Orrvale is currently at 2.10 metres and rising. The Broken
River at Orrvale will peak below the minor flood level (6.80 m) late Tuesday or
early 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.

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:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Broken River D/S Bridge Creek, 0.59, Steady, 07:46 AM MON 04/12/17
Broken River D/S Back Creek Junction, 1.74, Steady, 07:55 AM MON 04/12/17
Broken River at Broken Weir, 177.02, Steady, 08:24 AM MON 04/12/17
Holland Creek at Wrightley, 0.88, Steady, 08:22 AM MON 04/12/17
Ryans Creek at Loombah Res HG, 13.94, Steady, 06:40 AM MON 04/12/17
Holland Creek at Kelfeera, 1.10, Steady, 08:08 AM MON 04/12/17
Broken River at Benalla, 2.02, Falling, 08:16 AM MON 04/12/17
Broken River at Casey Weir, 1.09, Falling, 07:39 AM MON 04/12/17
Broken River at Gowangardie Weir, 2.00, Rising, 07:00 AM Mon 04/12/17
Broken River at Orrvale, 2.10, Rising, 08:25 AM MON 04/12/17

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.