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This Minor Flood Warning is being issued for the Yarra River from Millgrove to Coldstream.

Flood Warning Number: 3

Yarra River:
The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 6 mm in the Upper Yarra region and about 2 mm in the Lower Yarra region since 09:00 AM Tuesday 21 September 2021. Rainfall totals of 2-5 mm have been forecast for the catchment today (Wednesday 22 September 2021).

The Watts River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 18 mm since 09:00 AM Tuesday 21 September 2021. Rainfall totals of 2-5 mm have been forecast for the catchment today (Wednesday 22 September 2021).

Water levels of the Yarra River and Watts Rivers at many locations are still rising in response to the rain.

Yarra River from Millgrove to Coldstream: The level of the Yarra River at Coldstream is currently at the Minor Flood Level (4.00 metres) and rising slowly. It is expected to peak near 4.10 metres early this evening.
Stay informed - monitor your local conditions and remain alert.
What you should do: 
  • Monitor weather forecasts and river levels. Go to www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings.
  • Be prepared to act if your situation changes.
  • You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.
  • 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.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Minor flooding in the Yarra River catchment is expected to affect low-lying areas adjacent to the waterway including bicycle paths.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 23/09/2021 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.