Thursday, October 3, 2013

Minor flood warning for Derwent River

The Derwent has broken its banks at
several places in New Norfolk this
afternoon.
MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT

Issued at 5.01pm on Thursday 3 October 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Minor flooding continues about the lower reaches the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. Minor flooding will extend into the lower reaches around New Norfolk where the river is now rising.

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.

Ouse River
River level rises below the Minor flood level.

Clyde River
River level rises below the Minor flood level.

Below Meadowbank Dam
  • Minor flooding continues below Meadowbank Dam. River levels are starting to ease slowly and will remain high into Friday.
  • Minor flooding continues around Macquarie Plains. River levels are currently steady around 4.3 metres and are expected to start easing slowly overnight Thursday.

Tyenna River
River level rises below the Minor flood level.

Styx River
River level rises below the Minor flood level.

New Norfolk
  • Minor flooding will extend into the lower reaches about New Norfolk during Thursday evening, with river levels now rising. The river is expected to peak overnight Thursday.
  • Localised flooding in adjacent creeks and surrounding low lying areas around Bushy Park and New Norfolk are likely.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
River Derwent at New Norfolk 2.3-2.5m Thursday evening 3/10/13

  • 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 easing.

Next issue by 9am Friday 4/10/13

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Derwent River below Lk St Clair 2.43m steady 03:05 AM THU 03/10/13
Ouse River at Ashton 1.67m steady 02:15 PM THU 03/10/13
Clyde River at Bothwell                   0.82m steady 04:00 PM THU 03/10/13
Derwent River below M'bank Dam 5.36m falling 04:00 PM THU 03/10/13
Derwent River at Macquarie Plains 4.28m steady 04:19 PM THU 03/10/13
Tyenna River at Newbury               1.41m steady 04:00 PM THU 03/10/13
Styx River at Bruces Bridge            1.60m falling 03:45 PM THU 03/10/13
Derwent River near Bryn Estyn 3.75m rising 04:00 PM THU 03/10/13
Derwent River at New Norfolk          1.55m rising 04:33 PM THU 03/10/13

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

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