Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Macalister River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Macalister River
Issued at 11:02 AM EDT on Wednesday 10 January 2024
Flood Warning Number: 4

FLOODING NO LONGER OCCURRING AT D/S LAKE GLENMAGGIE
In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, no significant rainfall was recorded across the Macalister River catchment, and no significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.
Releases from Lake Glenmaggie have fallen overnight, and the Lake Glenmaggie downstream gauge fell below the minor flood level early Wednesday morning.

Macalister River downstream of Lake Glenmaggie:
Flooding is no longer occurring along the Macalister River downstream of Lake Glenmaggie.
The Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie is currently below the minor flood level (2.60 metres) at 2.43 metres and steady.
The Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.60 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.}
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:
Macalister River at Glencairn,0.91,Steady,10:00 AM WED 10/01/24
Macalister River at Licola,1.79,Steady,10:40 AM WED 10/01/24
Macalister River at Stringybark Creek,0.94,Steady,10:35 AM WED 10/01/24
Glenmaggie Creek at The Gorge,2.21,Steady,10:53 AM WED 10/01/24
Macalister River at Lake Glenmaggie HG,76.91,Steady,10:01 AM WED 10/01/24
Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie,2.42,Steady,10:42 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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