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Flood Warning - Yarra River

12 May 2018 10:47 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Watts River at Healesville

Issued at 10:47 am EST on Saturday 12 May 2018
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Water

Flood Warning Number: 2

Yarra River:

The Watts River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 44 mm since
09:00 AM Friday 11 May 2018. No significant rainfall has been forecast for the
catchment today (Saturday 12 May 2018).


Watts River:

The level of the Watts River at Healesville is currently at 1.02 metres, below
the Minor Flood Level of 2.6 metres, and falling. It peaked at 1.42 metres at
2:20 AM Saturday, 12 May 2018.

The river heights at 09:53 AM Saturday 12 May 2018 were:

Sites in Upper Yarra Region
Upper Yarra River Reservoir: 39.93 metres, rising
Yarra River at Warburton: 0.53 metres, steady
Yarra River at Millgrove: 0.93 metres, steady
Yarra River at Coldstream: 1.35 metres, rising
Yarra River at Yarra Glen: 1.00 metres, rising
Yarra River Christmas Hills (d/s Yering Pumping Station): 0.67 metres, steady
Yarra River at Warrandyte: 0.70 metres, steady

Sites in Lower Yarra Region
Yarra River at Templestowe: 0.91 metres, steady
Yarra River at Heidelberg: 1.69 metres, falling
Yarra River at Alphington: 0.62 metres, falling
Yarra River at Abbotsford: 0.61 metres, rising
Yarra River at Hawthorn: 0.34 metres, falling
Yarra River at Burnley: 0.30 metres, falling
Yarra River at Southbank: 0.23 metres, rising

Sites in Watts River and Little Yarra River Catchments
Watts River at Maroondah Reservoir: 8.60 metres, steady
Watts River at Healesville: 1.02 metres, falling
Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction: 0.85 metres, falling

There will be no further warnings issued 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 659 217. 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.