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As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Yarra River Upper

We set trigger levels using historical stream flow data for both the implementation and lifting of bans on the taking and use of water. The triggers have been set to ensure water is shared fairly between licenced diverters and the environment.

 

Trigger levels

Dates Ban Restriction
1 Nov - 30 Apr 200 Level 1: 600
Level 2: 300
1 May - 31 Oct 350 Level 1: 600
Level 2: 450

Bans are implemented or lifted when a catchment-specific trigger has been met, based on an instantaneous stream flow.

The full details for the licence conditions can be found in the stream flow management plan for Yarra River.

Flow history

Date Flow (ML/d)
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Flow levels are monitored by gauges (data logging stations) that provide continuous flow readings. The data logging station for Yarra River (Upper) is located at Yarra Glen (229206A)