UPDATED: Moderate flood warning for Latrobe River, minor flood warning for Traralgon Creek

Date: 2021-09-30 04:17:24

Minor flood warnings have been issued for a number of Central Gippsland waterways, while there are road closures in place across parts of Latrobe City.

Staff writers

A moderate flood warning was issued for the Latrobe River at 7.33pm.

River levels are rising along the Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge and Rosedale.

At Thoms Bridge moderate flooding is likely to develop Friday morning.

Minor flooding is expected at Rosedale Friday morning.

Areas of flooding may develop in the Latrobe River tributaries during Thursday into Friday.

In the 48 hours to 7 pm Thursday rainfall totals of 40 to 100 mm have been recorded in the Latrobe River catchment.

A further 10 mm has been forecast for the remainder of Thursday.

Latrobe River Yallourn to Traralgon Creek:

Moderate flooding is expected along the Latrobe River Yallourn to Traralgon Creek.

The Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge is currently at 2.93 metres and rising.

The Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge will exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Thursday night.

The river level is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (5.00 m) early Friday morning.

Latrobe River downstream of Traralgon:

Minor flooding is expected along the Latrobe River downstream of Traralgon.

The Latrobe River at Rosedale (Main Stream) is currently at 3.05 metres and rising.

The Latrobe River at Rosedale (Main Stream) is expected to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Friday morning.

The river level is likely to peak near 4.30 metres Friday afternoon and is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Friday.

The initial minor flood warning remains for Traralgon Creek.

In the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, rainfall totals of 40 to 60 mm have been recorded in the Traralgon Creek catchment.

Since 9am, rainfall totals of up to 50 mm have been recorded.

A further 10 mm has been forecast for the remainder of Thursday.

Minor flooding may occur along the Traralgon Creek.

The Traralgon Creek at Traralgon is currently at 2.42 metres and rising.

The Traralgon Creek at Traralgon may reach the minor flood level (3.50 m) Thursday evening.

The initial flood warning for the Thomson River remains in place.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Thomson River about Cowwarr Weir and may develop about Wandocka from Friday morning.

Since 9 am Wednesday round 115 mm of rainfall has been recorded at Cowwarr Weir. Rainfall totals of 5 to 15 mm are forecast for the remainder of Thursday.

Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir:

Minor flooding is expected along the Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir.

The Thomson River at Cooper Ck is currently at 0.72 metres and rising. The Thomson River at Cooper Ck is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.30 m) during Thursday.

The Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir is currently at 3.74 metres and rising, with minor flooding. The Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir is expected to remain above the minor flood level (3.70 m) for the remainder of Thursday.

Thomson River Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka:

Minor flooding may occur along the Thomson River Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka.

The Thomson River at Wandocka is currently at 2.53 metres and rising. The Thomson River at Wandocka may reach the minor flood level (6.20 m) Friday morning.

A total of 36mm of rain has fallen in the Latrobe Valley today.

In addition to the minor flood warnings, Latrobe City Council has advised of temporary road closures and water over road signs in place.

Water over road signage 

  • Waterloo Rd, Moe
  • Moore St, Moe
  • Mountain Glen Rd, Moe
  • Firmins Ln, Morwell
  • Old Melbourne Rd, Morwell
  • Hourigan Rd, Morwell
  • Traralgon Creek Rd, Traralgon South
  • Williams Rd, Yinnar South
  • Goodings Rd, Yinnar South
  • Fraser’s Rd, Hazelwood/Churchill
  • Switchback Rd, Hazelwood/Churchill
  • Hazelwood Estate Rd, Hazelwood/Churchill
  • Lawless Rd, Hazelwood/Churchill
  • Nadenbousch’s Rd, Hazelwood/Churchill
  • Church Rd, Hazelwood/Churchill
  • Hazelwood Rd, Hazelwood/Churchill
  • Monash Way, Hazelwood/Churchill
  • Clarkes Rd, Traralgon
  • Flynn’s Creek Rd, Traralgon
  • Hickox St, Traralgon
  • Traralgon-Maffra Rd,Traralgon

Temporary road closed 

  • Crinigan Rd, Morwell
  • Cairnbrook Rd, Glengarry

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