Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Final warning on minor flooding

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania 

FINAL WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT

Issued at 10:42am on Tuesday 15 October 2013 
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 5

The minor flood warning for the lower River Derwent has now been finalised.
River levels below Meadowbank dam remain high and are currently below the minor flood level and easing slowly.
Most storages in the Derwent system are full with many dams on spill.
Rainfall forecast across the Derwent catchment over the next few days is expected to produce renewed rises to the minor flood level by Thursday.

Derwent above Ouse River
River levels below their Minor flood levels with renewed rises by Thursday.

Ouse River
River levels below the Minor flood levels with renewed rises by Thursday.

Clyde River
River levels below the Minor flood levels with renewed rises by Thursday.

Below Meadowbank Dam
River levels below Meadowbank dam remain high and are currently below the minor flood level and easing slowly.
High river levels from Macquarie Plains to New Norfolk below their minor flood levels with renewed rises on Thursday.

Tyenna River
Currently easing with renewed river rises on wednesday.

Styx River
Currently easing with renewed river rises on wednesday.

New Norfolk
Renewed river level rises about New Norfolk by Thursday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows: Nil.

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au.

Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on 13 25 00.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast: Isolated showers during Tuesday evening with areas of rain developing on Wednesday.

Next Issue:   Nil.

Latest River Heights:
Derwent River below Lk St Clair
1.86m falling
07:05 PM MON 14/10/13

Ouse River at Ashton
0.8m falling
08:30 AM TUE 15/10/13

Clyde River at Bothwell
0.2m falling
09:00 AM TUE 15/10/13

Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam
3.76m falling
09:30 AM TUE 15/10/13

Derwent River at Macquarie Plains
2.67m steady
09:19 AM TUE 15/10/13

TYENNA RIVER AT NEWBURY
0.95m falling
09:00 AM TUE 15/10/13

STYX RIVER AT BRUCES BRIDGE
1.35m falling
07:30 AM TUE 15/10/13

Derwent River near Bryn Estyn
2.62m steady
09:00 AM TUE 15/10/13

DERWENT RIVER AT NEW NORFOLK
1m falling
09:57 AM TUE 15/10/13

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood/

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