MINOR FLOODING LIKELY FOR THE GIPPSLAND LAKES FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Widespread moderate to major flooding has been observed throughout the Latrobe, Thomson, Macalister, Avon and Mitchell Rivers.
Rainfall totals of 30 to 270 mm were recorded across the Gippsland Lakes contributing catchments during the 24 hours to 9:00 am Thursday.
River rises will continue to occur in the lower reaches of the contributing rivers during Friday and minor flooding is likely to develop at some of the Gippsland Lakes locations from Friday afternoon.
Minor flooding is likely for Hollands Landing.
The McLennans Strait at Hollands Landing is currently at 0.39 metres and steady and likely to exceed the minor flood level (0.70 m) Friday afternoon.
No flooding is expected at Loch Sport Marina.
The Loch Sport Marina is currently at 0.37 metres and steady. The Loch Sport Marina is likely to remain below the minor flood level (0.90 m).
Minor flooding may occur for Paynesville.
The McMillan Strait at Paynesville is currently at 0.35 metres and steady. The McMillan Strait at Paynesville may reach the minor flood level (0.70 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.
No flooding is expected for Metung Marina.
The Metung Marina is currently at 0.27 metres and steady and is likely to remain below the minor flood level (0.80 m).
No flooding is expected at Bullock Island.
The Cunningham Arm at Bullock Island (Lakes Entrance) is currently at 0.12 metres and steady and likely to remain below the minor flood level (0.90 m).