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Flood affected Yarrawonga Common day visitor area and boat launching site

Flood affected Yarrawonga Common day visitor area and boat launching site

Photo by: Parks Victoria

Granthams Bend Corowa

Granthams Bend Corowa

Photo by: Scott CunninghamParks Victoria

Frosts Crossing Warby Ovens NP

Frosts Crossing Warby Ovens NP

Photo by: Scott CunninghamParks Victoria

Sapling Creek Boat Ramp - Lower Glenelg NP

Sapling Creek Boat Ramp - Lower Glenelg NP

Photo by: Parks Victoria

Parks affected by flooding

Friday 7 October, 2016

Recent heavy rainfall and severe weather across Victoria means some parks, tracks and campgrounds across the state are closed.

Be mindful of your safety if you are  enjoying Victoria’s parks and camping near rivers or lakes. Stay out of any closed sections, including closed  tracks, roads or campgrounds.

Be careful around trees – the ground is soaked and soft so they are more likely to fall. Do not park or shelter under trees, particularly in  windy conditions.

Closures and access are changing constantly so check the change of conditions listed under each individual park's web page for the latest advice.

Visitor areas will be reopened as floodwaters subside and the sites and assets are assessed for safety.

Details about parks affected by flood can be found listed here.


Advice

  • Be prepared, stay informed, monitor local  conditions, and travel using recommended routes.
  • Never walk, ride or drive through flood water.
  • Take extra care on the road – drive to conditions  and be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris, damaged roads and bridges.  Follow all road closure and warnings signs.
  • Take care around rivers, creeks and lakes. Water levels and currents may increase quickly and without warning.
  • Don’t play, swim or go recreational boating in  flooded creeks and rivers.
  • Be careful around trees – the ground is soaked and  soft so they are more likely to fall. Do not park or shelter under trees,  particularly in today’s windy conditions.
  • Stay out of any closed sections of parks, including closed tracks, roads and campgrounds.
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Further information

For statewide warnings and emergency advice visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au.

Check VicRoads website www.vicroads.vic.gov.au for up to date information on road closure and  conditions.



Media enquiries

Gareth Rees
0417 067 706

Parks Victoria media centre

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