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Flood Warning - King River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Ovens And King Rivers
Issued at 08:29 AM EST on Thursday 09 September 2021
Flood Watch Number: 8

FLOODING HAS EASED ALONG THE OVENS RIVER
Flooding is no longer occurring along the Ovens River at Wangaratta.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Thursday, no significant rainfall was recorded in the Ovens and King River catchments. No significant rainfall is forecast for Thursday or Friday.

Ovens River downstream of Rocky Point:
No further flooding is expected in the Ovens River downstream of Rocky Point.
The Ovens River at Wangaratta peaked at 12.26 metres around 05:30 am Tuesday 07 September and is currently at 11.77 metres and steady.
The Ovens River at Wangaratta will remain below the minor flood level (11.90 m) during Thursday.

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:
Ovens River at Harrietville,1.89,Steady,07:06 AM THU 09/09/21
Ovens River at Bright,2.16,Steady,07:22 AM THU 09/09/21
Buckland River at Upper Buckland (Twelve Mile),1.91,Steady,08:00 AM THU 09/09/21
Buckland River at Harris Lane,2.15,Steady,08:25 AM THU 09/09/21
Ovens River at Eurobin,3.24,Steady,08:21 AM THU 09/09/21
Happy Valley Creek at Rosewhite,0.49,Steady,06:23 AM THU 09/09/21
Ovens River at Myrtleford,2.62,Steady,08:00 AM THU 09/09/21
Buffalo River at Abbeyard,1.33,Steady,08:00 AM THU 09/09/21
Rose River at Matong North,0.88,Steady,06:50 AM THU 09/09/21
Dandongadale River at Matong North,1.19,Steady,07:41 AM THU 09/09/21
Buffalo River at Lake Buffalo HG,261.68,Steady,07:35 AM THU 09/09/21
Buffalo River D/S Lake Buffalo,1.93,Steady,08:16 AM THU 09/09/21
Ovens River at Rocky Point,2.34,Steady,08:22 AM THU 09/09/21
King River D/S Lake William Hovell,1.50,Steady,09:00 AM WED 08/09/21
King River at Cheshunt,1.05,Steady,07:23 AM THU 09/09/21
King River at Edi,1.31,Steady,08:00 AM THU 09/09/21
Hurdle Creek at Bobinawarrah,0.54,Steady,07:44 AM THU 09/09/21
Fifteen Mile Creek at Greta South,1.29,Steady,06:01 AM THU 09/09/21
Fifteen Mile Creek at Glenrowan,0.55,Steady,08:05 AM THU 09/09/21
Ovens River at Wangaratta,11.77,Steady,08:00 AM THU 09/09/21
Ovens River at Peechelba East,130.58,Steady,08:00 AM THU 09/09/21

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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