Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Final Flood Warning for the Werribee River
Issued at 9:52 am EST on Tuesday 13 August 2019
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Flood Warning Number: 7
The Werribee River catchment has received rainfall averaging less than 1 mm
since 09:00 AM Monday 12 August 2019. Rainfall totals of less than 1 mm have
been forecast for the catchment today (Tuesday 13 August 2019).
Werribee River to Melton Reservoir:
The level of the Werribee River at Ballan had a secondary peak of 1.18 metres,
just below the Minor Flood Level (1.20 metres), at 13:54 yesterday. It is
currently at 0.88 metres, and falling.
The river heights at 09:24 AM Tuesday 13 August 2019 were:
Lerderderg River at O'Briens Crossing: 1.08 metres, steady
Lerderderg River at Darley (u/s Goodman Ck): 0.46 metres, steady
Werribee River at Ballan: 0.88 metres, falling
Werribee River at Bacchus Marsh: 0.66 metres, falling
Parwan Creek at Parwan: 0.59 metres, steady
Toolern Creek at Melton South: 0.36 metres, steady
Melton Reservoir Tail Gauge (Height): 0.92 metres, rising
Melton Reservoir Tail Gauge (Flow): 1085.99 Ml/d, rising
Werribee River at Wyndham Vale (at Diversion Weir): 0.39 metres, steady
Werribee River at Werribee (Cottrell St Ford): 0.36 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:
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.