Sunday, October 02, 2016
Moderate Flood Warning for the Onkaparinga River
Issued at 11:25 am CDT on Monday 3 October 2016 Flood Warning Number: 2 River levels in the Upper Onkaparinga River catchment have risen and moderate flood levels have been reached on Monday morning. Upper Onkaparinga River above Verdun: Moderate flooding is occurring along the Upper Onkaparinga River above Verdun. The Onkaparinga River at Woodside is currently at 2.47 metres and rising. The Onkaparinga River at Woodside will exceed the moderate flood level (2.40 m) late Monday morning. The Onkaparinga River at Oakbank is currently at 2.29 metres and rising. The Onkaparinga River at Oakbank will remain above the minor flood level (2.10 m) Monday afternoon. Middle Onkaparinga River between Verdun and Mt Bold Reservoir: Minor flooding is expected along the Middle Onkaparinga River between Verdun and Mt Bold Reservoir. The Onkaparinga River at Verdun is expected to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Monday afternoon. Flood Safety Advice: People are advised to keep away from fast flowing water and not drive through it. For emergency assistance please call the SES on 132 500. Next Issue: The next warning will be issued by 03:30 pm CDT on Monday 03 October 2016. Latest River Heights: Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation Onkaparinga River at Charleston 2.88 Steady 11:19 AM MON 03/10/16 Onkaparinga River at Woodside 2.47 Rising 11:18 AM MON 03/10/16 Western Branch at Tiers Road 2.02 Falling 11:19 AM MON 03/10/16 Lenswood Creek at Swamp Road 1.61 Steady 11:20 AM MON 03/10/16 Onkaparinga River at Oakbank 2.29 Rising 11:20 AM MON 03/10/16 Aldgate Creek at Aldgate 0.83 Steady 11:12 AM MON 03/10/16 Onkaparinga River at Clarendon Weir 10.41 Steady 12:20 PM MON 03/10/16 Onkaparinga River at Old Noarlunga 2.40 Steady 11:20 AM MON 03/10/16 This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 215 . Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts. ======================== FLOOD ADVICE MESSAGE The State Emergency Service advises that heavy rain has resulted in an elevated risk of flooding of the Torrens River which may threaten you and your family’s safety. Residents need to be aware that floodwaters may rise rapidly and are likely to be fast moving. The SES has already received reports of some flooding in Birdwood. Check and follow your Emergency Flood Plan. Move items of value to a safe place. You are urged to monitor the latest weather forecast and warnings and be prepared should flooding develop. You should never walk, ride or drive through floodwater or allow children to play in or near floodwater. For SES assistance during floods phone 132 500. If the matter is life threatening call triple zero.