Torrumbarry rides out the worst the river had

October 19, 2016

Torrumbarry residents are encouraged to watch the weir and ring SES if there is any over-topping.

Murray River levels are still expected to remain high for the next few days.

Bendigo Incident Control Centre public information officer Gavin Quinn said Torrumbarry Weir peaked yesterday at 7.81m.

‘‘We are advising residents to keep an eye on the situation and ring the SES is there is any over-topping,’’ he said.

No properties are believed to have been affected by late yesterday.

The Murray River at Echuca-Moama peaked at 93.4m on Monday, about a metre lower than the major 1993 flood.

‘‘We are expecting it to remain high for a few days before it starts decreasing,’’ Mr Quinn said.

‘‘It will then move to Torrumbarry and follow the river system to Murrabit and Swan Hill.’’

The Campaspe River level measured at 93.05m and steady at 10am yesterday.

It has been closed between the Warren St and Ogilvie Ave bridges, deemed unsafe for boats and people until further notice.

Mr Quinn said the ICC was advising residents along the Murray River to be aware of the conditions and fast-flowing water.

‘‘We expect that to continue for a number of weeks,’’ he said.

‘‘We advise the community to take care around riverbanks and trees which are at high risk of falling.

‘‘Avoid boating in flooded rivers and speed limits will be strictly enforced.

‘‘The rain and flood has also seen an increase in mosquitoes which can carry diseases such as Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus so take care.’’

Call 000 in emergency situations and 132500 for the SES.

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