Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Snowy River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Snowy River
Issued at 02:22 PM EDT on Tuesday 09 January 2024
Flood Warning Number: 2

In the 24 hours to 1 pm Tuesday, rainfall totals of up to 65 mm have been recorded across the Snowy River catchment. Showers are forecast across the catchment over the next few days but are not expected to have a significant impact on river and creek levels.
Please note that flood class levels at Jarrahmond, McKillops Bridge, Buchan, and Orbost have been updated to better reflect flood impacts along the Snowy River. Please refer to Victorian Flood Class Levels South of Divide for current flood class levels:

Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge:
Flooding is no longer expected along the Snowy River downstream of McKillops Bridge.
The Snowy River D/S Basin Ck peaked below the minor flood level (3.50 m) at 3.03 metres around 07:00 am Tuesday morning and is currently at 2.98 metres and falling slowly.
The Snowy River D/S Basin Ck is expected to remain below the minor flood level (3.50 metres) for the next few days.

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.}
In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring SES on 132 500.
For Victoria
*Current Emergency Information is available at
*Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
* RMS Live Traffic:
Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations for the Snowy River available at:

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Snowy River at Dalgety Weir,0.98,Steady,01:30 PM TUE 09/01/24
McLaughlin River at the Hut,0.28,Steady,01:30 PM TUE 09/01/24
Bombala River at Bombala,1.08,Steady,01:45 PM TUE 09/01/24
Little Plains River at Wellesley,0.70,Steady,01:45 PM TUE 09/01/24
Delegate River at Quidong,0.62,Steady,01:45 PM TUE 09/01/24
Snowy River at Burnt Hut Crossing,0.89,Steady,01:30 PM TUE 09/01/24
Suggan Buggan River at Suggan Buggan,1.09,Steady,02:00 PM TUE 09/01/24
Snowy River at McKillops Bridge,1.67,Steady,02:00 PM TUE 09/01/24
Snowy River D/S Basin Creek,2.98,Steady,02:01 PM TUE 09/01/24
Buchan River at Buchan,2.26,Falling,02:00 PM TUE 09/01/24
Snowy River at Jarrahmond,2.97,Steady,02:00 PM TUE 09/01/24
Snowy River at Orbost,2.77,Rising,02:05 PM TUE 09/01/24
Brodribb River at Sardine Creek,0.74,Steady,02:00 PM TUE 09/01/24

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at

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