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This Minor Flood Warning is being issued for the Bunyip River.

The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 14 mm since 09:00 AM Wednesday 13 October 2021. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging about 15 mm for the same period. Rainfall totals of 15-25 mm have been forecast for the catchment Thursday 14 October 2021. Further rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are forecast for Friday and Saturday.

Water levels of the Bunyip River at various locations are rising in response to the rain.

Tarago River:
The level of Tarago Reservoir is currently at 158.01 metres, above the spillway level of 157.92 metres.

Bunyip River to Iona:
The level of the Bunyip River at Iona is currently at 1.24 metres, and rising. If the rain occurs as forecast,Minor Flooding (2.10 metres) is expected to develop from Saturday morning.

Bunyip River downstream of Iona:
The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn is currently at 2.27 metres, and rising. If the rain occurs asforecast, Minor Flooding (3.10 metres) is expected to develop from Friday 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 Bunyip River catchment is expected to affect low-lying areas adjacent to the waterway.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 15/10/2021 05:00 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.