Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 12:29 pm EST on Thursday 4 August 2022 Flood Watch Number: 3
Minor to moderate flooding is possible during Thursday in catchments of the flood watch area.
A low pressure system moving over Victoria during Wednesday and Thursday is bringing heavy rain across North East Victoria. Rain falling on snow will lead to snowmelt and contribute to increased runoff.
Catchments in the flood watch area are generally wet due to recent rainfall.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Thursday, rainfall totals of 10-55 mm have been recorded across the flood watch area.
With the combination of heavy rainfall and expected snowmelt, minor flooding is likely to develop during Thursday across the flood watch area with moderate flooding possible at isolated locations.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers
Ovens and King Rivers
Flood warnings are current in the following catchment: Kiewa River, King River, Seven and Castle Creeks.
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:
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:
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.
Rainfall and River Conditions Map