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

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT DOCKER ROAD BRIDGE AND WANGARATTA OVER THE WEEKEND

River level rises are occurring in the Ovens and King Rivers, with minor flooding likely at Docker Road on Saturday and Wangaratta on Sunday.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Saturday, rainfall totals of 10 to 30mm have been recorded in the Ovens and King catchment. 

Rainfall is expected to ease during Saturday.

Ovens River downstream of Rocky Point:
Minor flooding is likely along the Ovens River downstream of Rocky Point.

The Ovens River at Wangaratta is currently at 11.43 metres and steady. 

The Ovens River at Wangaratta is likely to reach the minor flood level (11.90 m) during Sunday.
Stay informed - monitor your local conditions and remain alert.

More detailed information can be found in the Wangartta Local Flood Guide.
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.
  • Monitor weather forecasts and river levels online by visiting www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings.
  • Floodwater is dangerous - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
  • Contact family members and neighbours to ensure they are aware of the situation.
Impacts in your area: 

  • High river levels and potential flooding in areas close to rivers and streams.
  • Local roads may be closed and low bridges may be underwater.
  • Low Lying Caravan Parks and camping grounds may be flooded.
  • Bike paths along the Ovens River maybe flooded and closed
  • Great Alpine Road at Yellow Creek could be flooded and may close
  • Paths at Sydney Beach and the footbridge maybe flooded and closed
  • Water will start to enter Apex Park 
  • Car parks at Sydney Beach, Bickerton Street, Baker Street, the boast ramp off Templeton Street and Northern beaches maybe closed
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 07/08/2022 12:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Use multiple sources to stay informed:

Accessibility: 
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency. 
  • To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline. 
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.