About the Yarra river levels

After heavy rain in the Yarra Valley the height of the river (and current) can increase dramatically.  Above 1.0m, unless you are an experienced paddler, think very carefully before heading out.  We ususally postpone or cancel our beginner courses above 1.0m water level. 

level chart
The red arrow shows the Yarra is rising.


river level chart
River levels - example


A red arrow indicates the river is rising, a green one the opposite.

Clicking on the arrow will navigate to a list of the actual readings. A height of around 0.230 is a typical summer level, with water lapping the lowest step on our dock.

The photograph below shows the Yarra (Sep 16. 2016) at approxiametely 1.51 metres. Photo: Macgregor Doyle.

River in flood
Yarra at top of the landing, club house in background.
1 m flood
Yarra River at 1.5 metres