Be flood ready during the wet weather

With wet weather and water storages nearing capacity, Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) and the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) are encouraging communities to prepare themselves and their properties in the event of a flood.

Hume Dam and Dartmouth Dam are close to their full supply level, while Lake Buffalo, Lake Nillahcootie, Lake William Hovell, Newlyn Reservoir and Hepburns Lagoon are passing all passing flows downstream.

GMW is also currently assessing the need to commence releases from Lake Eildon to manage air space, with the storage is currently above 90 per cent capacity.

GMW Water Storage Services general manager Martina Cusack said it was important people are equipped for potential flooding.

“Above-average rainfall is expected in all catchments in northern Victoria and there is an increased chance of flooding,” Ms Cusack said.

Read the full Media Release here.