Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Minor Flood Warning for the Latrobe River
Issued at 10:16 am EST on Wednesday 26 August 2020
Flood Warning Number: 5
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT ROSEDALE
In the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday, no significant rain was recorded in the Latrobe River catchment. No significant rain is forecast for the remainder of Wednesday.
Latrobe River Yallourn to Traralgon Creek:
No further flooding is expected along the Latrobe River Yallourn to Traralgon Creek.
The Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge is currently at 3.60 metres (minor flood level 4.00 m) and falling.
Latrobe River downstream of Traralgon:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Latrobe River downstream of Traralgon.
The Latrobe River at Rosedale (Main Stream) is currently at 4.07 metres and rising slowly. The Latrobe River at Rosedale (Main Stream) is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Wednesday. The river level is likely to peak near 4.30 metres during Wednesday and into Thursday.
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/
The next warning will be issued by 10:30 am EST on Thursday 27 August 2020.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|Latrobe River at Noojee||1.34||Steady||08:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Latrobe River at Willow Grove||2.24||Steady||08:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Tanjil River at Tanjil Junction||1.26||Steady||09:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Tanjil River at Tanjil South||1.77||Steady||09:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Moe River at Darnum||1.93||Steady||09:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Moe Drain at Trafalgar East||2.16||Steady||09:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Narracan Creek at Thorpdale||0.74||Steady||09:38 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Narracan Creek at Moe||0.73||Steady||07:44 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Morwell River at Boolarra||0.76||Steady||09:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge||3.60||Falling||09:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Latrobe River at Rosedale (Main Stream)||4.07||Rising||09:06 AM WED 26/08/20|
|Latrobe River at Kilmany||4.98||Steady||09:00 AM WED 26/08/20|
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.