Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday minor flood warning update

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT

Issued at 9:58am on Monday 14 October 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 3

Strong river rises are being observed about the lower reaches of the River Derwent with Minor Flooding expected to develop during Monday morning.
Most storages in the system are now full with many dams on spill.
No significant rainfall totals are expected today, but more rain is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday across the upper Derwent catchment.

Derwent above Ouse River
River level rises with levels expected to remain below their Minor flood levels during Monday.

Ouse River
River level rises with levels expected to remain below their Minor flood levels during Monday.

Clyde River
River levels to remain below the Minor flood level.

Below Meadowbank Dam
Minor flooding is expected to develop below Meadowbank Dam during Monday morning as the dam is full and on spill.
River level rises from Macquarie Plains to New Norfolk are expected during Monday with levels expected to remain below their minor flood levels.

Tyenna River
Renewed river rises were observed during Sunday, with high flows likely to continue during Monday.

Styx River
Renewed river rises were observed during Sunday with high levels and strong flows likely to continue during Monday.

New Norfolk
River rises with levels at New Norfolk expected approach the minor flood level and peaking on Monday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Based on observed and forecast rainfall, the following river peak heights are predicted:

  • River Derwent Below Meadowbank Dam 4.0 - 4.3 metres (MINOR), early Monday afternoon, 14/10/2013

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: Cloudy. The chance of showers, becoming more likely in the afternoon. Showers falling as snow at times above 600 metres, rising to 1000 metres during the day.

Next Issue By 4PM, Monday 14/10/13

Latest River Heights:

Derwent River below Lk St Clair
1.99m steady
07:05 PM SUN 13/10/13

Ouse River at Ashton
0.83m steady
08:00 AM MON 14/10/13

Clyde River at Bothwell
0.2m steady
03:00 PM SUN 13/10/13

Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam
3.98m rising
09:00 AM MON 14/10/13

Derwent River at Macquarie Plains
2.83m rising
09:19 AM MON 14/10/13

TYENNA RIVER AT NEWBURY
1.29m rising
03:00 PM SUN 13/10/13

STYX RIVER AT BRUCES BRIDGE
1.35m falling
06:15 AM MON 14/10/13

Derwent River near Bryn Estyn
2.8m rising
03:00 PM SUN 13/10/13

DERWENT RIVER AT NEW NORFOLK
1.02m falling
09:32 AM MON 14/10/13

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

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