Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Mitchell River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Mitchell River
Issued at 12:22 PM EDT on Tuesday 05 December 2023
Flood Warning Number: 11

RIVER LEVELS HAVE FALLEN BELOW MINOR FLOOD LEVELS AT BAIRNSDALE AND GLENALADALE
No significant rainfall totals have been recorded across the Mitchell River catchment in the past 48 hours to 12:00 pm Tuesday.
Flooding has eased across the Mitchell River Catchment with river levels expected to remain below the minor flood levels.
No significant rainfall totals are forecast for the next few days.

Wonnangatta River:
Minor flooding has eased along the Wonnangatta River.
Mitchell River to Glenaladale:
No further flooding is expected in the Mitchell River to Glenaladale
The Mitchell River at Glenaladale fell below the minor flood level (3.0 metres) around 01:30 pm Monday, and is currently at 2.42 metres and falling, below the minor flood level.

Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale:
No further flooding is expected in the Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale.
The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale fell below the minor flood level (4.0 metres) around 11:00 am Tuesday and is currently at 3.87 metres and falling, below the minor flood level.

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:
Wonnangatta River at Crooked R,2.26,Steady,11:00 AM TUE 05/12/23
Wonnangatta River at Waterford,2.71,Steady,10:05 AM TUE 05/12/23
Dargo River at Lower Dargo Rd,2.36,Steady,11:00 AM TUE 05/12/23
Mitchell River at Glenaladale,2.42,Falling,11:09 AM TUE 05/12/23
Mitchell River at Rosehill,5.59,Falling,11:36 AM TUE 05/12/23
Mitchell River at Bairnsdale,3.87,Falling,11:37 AM TUE 05/12/23

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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