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.
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.
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 Creek: ML/day
Thomson River Upstream of Cowwarr Weir: ML/day
Cowwarr release downstream (Rainbow Creek): ML/day
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
Total Capacity : 208,000ML
Current storage level:
Calculated inflows into Blue Rock Lake:
Total releases – at this time on the Tanjil River down stream of Blue Rock Lake:
For more information on the Latrobe River flood warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.
Official Flood Warnings – Tanjil River at Tanjil South
Minor Flood Warning: 7,500
Moderate Flood Warning: 11,700ML
Major Flood Warning: 18,500ML
Lake Narracan – No current high flows
This will be our last update unless conditions change.
Calculated inflows into Lake Narracan: ML/day
Current release downstream: ML/day
Calculated expected flow Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge: ML/day
The Bureau of Meteorology has a Minor Flood Warning in place for the Latrobe River at Rosedale.
Official Flood Warning trigger levels on the Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge
Minor Flood Warning: 8,200ML/d (4m)
Moderate Flood Warning: 11,600ML/d (5m)
Major Flood Warning: 102,000ML/d (6.5m)
Official Flood Warning trigger levels on the Latrobe River at Rosedale
Minor Flood Warning: 6,000 ML/d (4m)
Moderate Flood Warning: 17,650 ML/d (4.8m)
Major Flood Warning: 31,300 ML/d (5.5m)
- 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.