Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Avon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Avon River
Issued at 10:34 AM EDT on Wednesday 10 January 2024
Flood Warning Number: 3

MINOR FLOODING HAS EASED AT STRATFORD
The Avon River at Stratford has peaked during Tuesday afternoon with minor flooding. The river levels at Stratford fell below the minor flood level (4.50 metres) during Tuesday evening.
No significant rainfall has been observed across the Avon catchment since 9:00 am Tuesday. No significant rainfall is forecast for rest of Wednesday.

Avon River:
No further flooding is expected along the Avon River.

The Avon River at Stratford peaked at 4.75 metres around 03:42 pm Tuesday 09 January, with minor flooding and is currently at 3.51 metres and falling, below the minor flood level (4.50 metres).
The Avon River at Stratford is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.50 metres).

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:
Avon River at The Channel,3.06,Falling,10:00 AM WED 10/01/24
Freestone Creek at Briagolong,2.53,Falling,10:08 AM WED 10/01/24
Avon River at Stratford,3.51,Falling,10:02 AM WED 10/01/24

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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