Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Kiewa River
Issued at 10:26 AM EDT on Tuesday 27 October 2020
Flood Watch Number: 19

NO FURTHER FLOODING EXPECTED AROUND BANDIANA
The Kiewa River at Bandiana reached the minor flood level Monday morning.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday, 9 mm of rainfall was recorded at Falls Creek in the upper Kiewa River catchment. No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Tuesday.

Kiewa River to Mongans Bridge:
No further flooding is expected in the Kiewa River to Mongans Bridge.
Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge:
No further flooding is expected in the Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge.
The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is currently at 1.38 metres and falling.
The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is expected to remain below the minor flood level (3.30 m) during Tuesday.

The Kiewa River at Bandiana peaked at 2.81 metres around 07:30 am Monday 26 October and is currently at 2.54 metres and steady.
The Kiewa River at Bandiana is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.80 m) during Tuesday.

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:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge,1.39,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 27/10/20
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch),0.45,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 27/10/20
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat,0.84,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 27/10/20
Kiewa River at Bandiana,2.53,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 27/10/20

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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