Community warnings during floods
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is the control agency for flood, storm, tsunami and earthquake in Victoria, and is the responsible Authority for issuing emergency information and warnings to communities. For more information visit the
Detailed information from VICSES regarding regarding flood warnings and any community notifications can be found on the VicEmergency website emergency.vic.gov.au
Southern Rural Water has approval from VICSES to provide updates about releases from our storages, while VICSES remains responsible for issuing community warnings and managing flood information.
High flow figures from SRW storages
When website and social media updates will start
High flow release figures from our storages will be available when:
- releases at Lake Glenmaggie are more than 3,500 ML/day
- the Thomson River upstream of Cowwarr Weir reaches more than 3,500 ML/day
- outflows at Lake Narracan and Blue Rock Lake are above 6,000 ML/day
You can also join our SRW Eastern Storages Updates Facebook group to make sure you never miss one of our posts regarding our storages at Lake Glenmaggie, Cowwarr Weir, Lake Narracan and Blue Rock Lake. We'll post there regularly during high-outflow events.
Lake Glenmaggie – No current High Flows
Cowwarr Weir – No Current High Flows
Thomson River at Coopers CreekMegalitres per day: Trend:
Thomson River Upstream of Cowwarr WeirMegalitres per day: Trend: Next Update: Notes: When flow reaches 8,000 ML/per day upstream of Cowwarr Weir and is expected to rise, access to the low level bridge at Cowwarr Weir cannot be guaranteed. Please visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for current flood warnings downstream on the Thomson River.
Blue Rock Lake – No Current High Flows
Lake Narracan – No Current High Flows
Total capacity: 7,230 ML
Current storage volume:
Calculated Latrobe River flows at Thoms Bridge:
Calculated inflows into Lake Narracan:
Total outflows- at this time on the Latrobe River down stream of Lake Narracan:
Notes: For more information on the Latrobe River flood warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.
Official Flood Warnings on the Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge
Minor Flood Warning: 8,500ML Moderate Flood Warning: 11,900ML Major Flood Warning:
- Private landowners are responsible for maintaining levees on their land. They may be required to obtain a planning permit to undertake works from their local Council.
- Local councils and/or Melbourne Water are responsible for maintaining levees which protect urban communities.
- There are a smaller number of levees on public land built many decades ago which have no clear ownership responsibility.