Macedon Ranges flood warnings


Severe weather warnings and flood warnings have been issued for parts of the Macedon Ranges, with residents advised to monitor conditions and remain alert.

Flood watch was issued for Campaspe River at 6.13am Monday morning.

Vic Emergency has reported that widespread minor flooding with isolated moderate flooding is likely to develop from Monday morning for parts of the flood watch area.

An embedded low pressure system developed over far western Victoria on Sunday evening and will move eastwards across the state into Monday.

This will bring widespread rainfall in the flood watch area and is likely to cause minor flooding, with isolated moderate flooding from Monday morning.

Areas around rivers and streams may be flooded, and local roads may be closed and low bridges may be underwater, Vic Emergency said.

A minor flood warning was issued for Deep Creek and Jacksons Creek, with water levels at various locations rising in response to the rain.

The level of the Deep Creek at Darraweit Guim is currently at 4.75 metres, below the minor flood level, and rising.

It is expected to exceed the minor flood level of 5.5 metres on the morning of Monday, January 8.

The Maribyrnong River catchment has recorded rainfall averaging about 52 mm since 9am on Sunday, January 7.

Rainfall totals of 5-15 millimetres is forecast for the catchment Monday, January 8.

Residents should be prepared to act if their situation changes, and should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.

Vic Emergency said floodwater is toxic and dangerous, and residents should never play, swim, drive, walk or ride in floodwater.

Residents can monitor weather forecasts and river levels at