Moderate flooding continues at the Port of Sale

The Port of Sale at 2pm Sunday.

David Braithwaite

MODERATE flooding continues along the Thomson River at Sale, while river levels are below the minor flood level at Wandocka.

In the 72 hours between 9am Wednesday and 9am Saturday, rainfall totals of 80 to 190 millimetres were recorded in the Thomson River catchment, with an isolated higher total of 290mm at the Thomson-Yarra Divide.

In the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, a further two to 5mm of rainfall have been recorded. Less than 5mm of rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Sunday.

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Thomson River downstream of Wandocka.

At Sale Wharf, the river was at 3.11 metres at 11am this morning and steady, and is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (3m) during today.

River levels continue to fall along the Thomson River from Cowwarr Weir to Wandocka.

The river at Wandocka was at 5.59m at 11am and steady, and will remain below the minor flood level (6.2m) today.

No further flooding is expected along the Thomson River to Cowwarr Weir. The river at Cooper Creek was at 1.04m and steady. The river upstream of Cowwarr Weir was at 3.2m and steady.

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

The Latrobe at Rosedale peaked at 4.58m around 1am yesterday and was at 4.5m at noon and steady. The river at Rosedale is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4m) during today.

Moderate flooding is continuing in the Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge and minor flooding is continuing at Rosedale.

Rainfall has eased over the Latrobe catchment, with rainfall totals less than 10mm recorded since 9am Saturday. No significant rainfall totals are forecast for the remainder of today.

The Traralgon Creek at Traralgon is now below the minor flood level and falling. Forecast rainfall for the rest of Sunday is expected to be generally less than 5mm.

No further flooding is expected in the Traralgon Creek.

At noon, the creek was at 3.01m (below the minor flood level of 3.5m) and falling. The creek peaked at 3.7m at 1pm yesterday.

The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale is now below the minor flood level and falling.

Forecast rainfall for the rest of today is expected to be generally less than 5mm.

The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale peaked at 5m around 1am yesterday, and was at 3.59m at 12.30pm today and steady.

No further flooding is expected downstream of Glenaladale.

At Glenaladale, the river was at 2.57m and steady.

No warnings are in place for the Avon River.

Rainfall has eased in the catchments which contribute to the Gippsland Lakes, and no significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

River levels have peaked in the lower reaches of the Gippsland Lakes contributing rivers and water levels are rising in the Lakes. Minor flooding may occur at some of the Gippsland Lakes locations from today.

Minor flooding may occur at Hollands Landing.

McLennans Strait at Hollands Landing was at 0.49m at noon and steady, and may exceed the minor flood level (0.7m) today.

No flooding is expected at Loch Sport Marina, where the water level was at 0.47m at noon and rising. It is likely to remain below the minor flood level (0.9m).

Minor flooding may occur at Paynesville. McMillan Strait is at 0.47m and steady, and may reach the minor flood level (0.7m) today.

No flooding is expected for Metung Marina, where the water level was at 0.41m and steady. It is expected to remain below the minor flood level (0.8m).

No flooding is expected at Lakes Entrance. Cunningham Arm at Bullock Island was at 0.6m and rising, and is expected to remain below the minor flood level (0.9m).

The South Gippsland Highway is open throughout its length, however Swing Bridge Drive between Sale and Longford is closed.

Bengworden Rd remains closed at Clydebank; Riverview Rd is closed between River St, Heyfield, and Rosedale-Maffra Rd; Rosedale-Maffra Rd is closed between Traralgon-Maffra and Sale-Heyfield Rds; Stewarts Lane is closed between Llowalong and Boisdale-Stratford Rds, and Traralgon-Maffra Rd remains closed between Glengarry and Traralgon.

For an updated list of road closures visit traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.

The latest emergency notifications are available via the VicEmergency app and website.