Friday, October 4, 2013

Flood warning update

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT

Issued at 4:08pm on Friday 4 October 2013

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Minor flooding continues about the lower reaches the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. Further flows from the upper Derwent catchment area are expected to maintain minor flooding during Friday.

River levels at New Norfolk peaked overnight near the minor flood level and are now easing slowly.

Storages within the system are at high levels, with most dams in the system now on spill.

Derwent above Ouse River

Minor flooding is now easing in the middle reaches of the River Derwent as the flood peak moves through the system. Additional inflows during Friday will maintain high river levels into the weekend.

Ouse River

River levels are below the Minor flood level and easing.

Clyde River

River levels are below the Minor flood level and easing.

Below Meadowbank Dam

Minor flooding continues below Meadowbank Dam and around Macquarie Plains this afternoon.

Additional inflows during Friday will maintain high river levels into the weekend.

Tyenna River

River levels are below the Minor flood level and easing.

Styx River

River levels are below the Minor flood level and easing.

New Norfolk

River levels about New Norfolk peaked at 1.9 metres overnight and are now easing slowly. Additional inflows during Friday will maintain high river levels into the weekend, with the river to remain below the minor flood level.

Localised flooding in adjacent creeks and surrounding low lying areas around Bushy Park and New Norfolk is likely to continue.

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 telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy.

Next Issue:

By 10AM Saturday 4/10/13

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of RiverDate/Time of Observation
Derwent River below Lk St Clair2.35m steady11:05 PM THU 03/10/13
Ouse River at Ashton1.25m steady12:30 PM FRI 04/10/13
Clyde River at Bothwell0.64m steady02:00 PM FRI 04/10/13
Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam4.99m falling03:00 PM FRI 04/10/13
Derwent River at Macquarie Plains3.7m falling03:20 PM FRI 04/10/13
TYENNA RIVER AT NEWBURY1.02m steady02:00 PM FRI 04/10/13
STYX RIVER AT BRUCES BRIDGE1.25m steady03:31 PM FRI 04/10/13
Derwent River near Bryn Estyn3.25m steady02:00 PM FRI 04/10/13
DERWENT RIVER AT NEW NORFOLK1.17m steady03:24 PM FRI 04/10/13

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

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