KORUMBURRA could be off Level One water restrictions after this weekend if predictions of heavy rainfall in the area on Sunday, April 9 eventuate.

The State Government agency Vic Emergency has just issued the following alert:

This Flood Watch is being issued for West and South Gippsland (Latrobe, Thomson, Macalister, Avon and South Gippsland Rivers, and Gippsland Lakes).

A cold front will move into western Victoria later Saturday then cross the remainder of the State on Sunday. A low will develop off the east Gippsland coast on Monday then moving rapidly across the Tasman Sea. Rain and showers are forecast for the West and South Gippsland catchments for Sunday and Monday, with the potential for heavy falls at times. Catchments are dry. Stream rises are likely in response to the forecast rain and localised areas of minor flooding may develop from Monday onwards. No flooding is expected in the Gippsland Lakes. The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings if and when required. Note: This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop. Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service. For detailed explanation see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/brochures/flood_watch/flood_watch.shtml.