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This Minor Flood Warning is being issued for the Ovens River at Wangaratta.

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Ovens River


Minor flooding is possible for the Ovens River at Wangaratta during Monday.
In the 48 hours to 9:00 am Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 30-60 mm have been recorded in the Oven sand King River catchment with isolated higher totals (112 mm at Mt Hotham, 81 mm at Mt Buffalo Chalet). 
No significant rain is forecast for the remainder of Sunday.

Ovens River downstream of Rocky Point:
Minor flooding may occur along the Ovens River downstream of Rocky Point. 
The Ovens River at Wangaratta is currently at 10.95 metres and rising. The Ovens River at Wangaratta may reach the minor flood level (11.90 m) during Monday.

Stay informed - monitor your local conditions and remain alert.
What you should do: 
  • Be prepared to act if your situation changes.
  • You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.
  • Farmers should consider moving livestock and machinery to higher ground.
  • Floodwater is dangerous - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
Impacts in your area: 
  • High river levels and potential flooding in areas close to rivers and streams.
  • Caravan parks and camping grounds may be flooded.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 19/10/2020 12:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Flood information:
Emergency contacts: 
Stay informed:
  • Go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
  • Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV. 
  • Phone the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about this warning on 1800 226 226 (freecall).
  • People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677. 
  • For help with English, phone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
  • Download the VicEmergency app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter (#vicfloods) or Facebook.