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  • Minor Flood Warning For The Avon River Thu 09 Dec 2021

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
    Minor Flood Warning For The Avon River 
    Issued at 10:48 PM EDT on Thursday 09 December 2021
    Flood Watch Number: 2
     Strong river rises were observed along the Avon River at The Channel and along the Freestone Creek at Briagalong. Minor flooding is likely to develop at Stratford from Friday morning.
     In the 24 hours to 10:00pm Thursday, rainfall totals of 70-110 mm have been recorded in the Avon River catchment. Further rainfall totals of 10-30 mm are forecast for the remainder of Thursday and Friday.
    Avon River:
    Minor flooding is likely along the Avon River.
    The Avon River at Stratford is currently at 2.33 metres and rising.
    The Avon River at Stratford is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.50 m) Friday morning.
    Flood Safety Advice:
    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
     For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
     Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
    Next issue:
    The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EDT on Friday 10 December 2021.
    Latest River Heights:
    Avon River at The Channel,4.57,Falling,10:00 PM THU 09/12/21
    Freestone Creek at Briagolong,4.12,Steady,10:25 PM THU 09/12/21
    Avon River at Stratford,2.33,Rising,10:28 PM THU 09/12/21
    This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at