Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Final Flood Warning for the Broken River
Issued at 10:08 am EDT on Saturday 8 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 16
Flooding has eased along the Broken River.
Lower Broken River:
No further flooding is expected in the Lower Broken River for this event.
The Broken River at Orrvale fell below the minor flood level (6.8 m) early
Saturday morning and is currently at 6.28 metres and falling.
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:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Broken River D/S Bridge Creek, 0.67, Steady, 06:49 AM SAT 08/10/16
Broken River D/S Back Creek Junction, 1.71, Steady, 04:04 AM SAT 08/10/16
Broken River at Broken Weir, 176.94, Steady, 09:39 AM SAT 08/10/16
Holland Creek at Wrightley, 1.03, Steady, 09:06 AM SAT 08/10/16
Ryans Creek at Loombah Res HG, 13.97, Steady, 06:49 AM SAT 08/10/16
Holland Creek at Kelfeera, 1.70, Steady, 09:34 AM SAT 08/10/16
Broken River at Benalla, 1.99, Steady, 09:24 AM SAT 08/10/16
Broken River at Casey Weir, 1.08, Steady, 08:47 AM SAT 08/10/16
Broken River at Gowangardie Weir, 2.45, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 08/10/16
Broken River at Orrvale, 6.28, Falling, 09:35 AM SAT 08/10/16
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.