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Flood Warning - Thomson River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Thomson River
Issued at 09:57 AM EST on Friday 18 June 2021
Flood Watch Number: 22

MINOR FLOODING HAS EASED AT SALE
The Thomson River at Sale fell below the minor flood level during Thursday afternoon, and will continue to fall slowly over the weekend.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, no significant rainfall has been recorded in the Thomson River catchment. Showers are forecast for Friday and Saturday, with totals of 5-15 mm on Friday and up to 5 mm on Saturday.

Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir:
No further flooding is expected along the Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir.
The Thomson River at Cooper Ck is currently at 0.55 metres and steady.

The Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir is currently at 2.59 metres and steady.

Thomson River Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka:
No further flooding is expected along the Thomson River Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka.
The Thomson River at Wandocka is currently at 2.12 metres and steady.

Thomson River downstream of Wandocka:
No further flooding is expected in the Thomson River downstream of Wandocka.
The Thomson River at Sale Wharf fell below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Thursday afternoon and is currently at 2.31 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.}
Contact Information
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:
Aberfeldy River at Beardmore,1.14,Steady,09:32 AM FRI 18/06/21
Thomson River at The Narrows,0.55,Steady,09:45 AM FRI 18/06/21
Thomson River at Cooper Creek,0.55,Steady,09:10 AM FRI 18/06/21
Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir,2.59,Steady,02:34 AM FRI 18/06/21
Thomson River at Wandocka,2.12,Steady,09:44 AM FRI 18/06/21
Thomson River at Bundalaguah,4.89,Falling,09:43 AM FRI 18/06/21
Thomson River at Sale Wharf,2.31,Falling,09:02 AM FRI 18/06/21

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.

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