Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:30 am EDT on Sunday 6 March 2022 Flood Watch Number: 3

RIVER RISES WITH MINOR FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE IN THE FLOOD WATCH AREA FROM MONDAY

Heavy rainfall was observed across the Flood Watch area during Saturday.
Further rainfall is forecast for the flood watch area during Sunday into Monday.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area are moderately wet as a result of the recent rainfall. Elevated river levels are observed across the catchments.

Widespread rainfall totals of 10-40 mm are forecast for Sunday, with isolated higher totals possible. Additional rainfall totals of up to 15 mm are forecast for Monday across the Flood Watch area.

With the forecast rainfall, river rises are expected and areas of minor flooding may develop in the Flood Watch catchments.

A minor flood warning is current for the Snowy River catchment.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Mitchell River, Macalister River.

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.

See www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings to view the current warnings for Victoria.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
Note: This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

SES advises that all community members should:
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.

Current Emergency Information is available at http://emergency.vic.gov.au For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/

River Height and Rainfall information are available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/

Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for Victorian Catchments are also available
on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300 659217.



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