Local Navigation Warning

Port of Gippsland Lakes

Location: East Gippsland

DATE:  09 December 2021

DETAILS: Mariners are advised that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology is maintaining a flood watch across Gippsland and North East Victoria.

From Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th of December, three day rainfall totals of 80-200 mm are forecast for East Gippsland, and 30-60 mm across the remainder of the flood watch area.

Major flooding is likely for Bemm, Cann, Genoa and Snowy Rivers. Moderate flooding is possible for Tambo and Mitchell Rivers. Minor flooding is likely across the rest of the flood watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers
  • Snowy River
  • Tambo River
  • Mitchell River
  • Avon River
  • Macalister River
  • Thomson River
  • Latrobe River

Gippsland Ports will monitor river heights for further Warnings and Notices.

In the meantime, Mariners are reminded that debris caused by flood water including large trees and timbers may find its way downstream and affect the safe navigation of vessels within the Gippsland Rivers and Lake systems.

For information on weather and rising flood water levels go to; http://www.bom.gov.au/

 

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