Sunday, October 13, 2013

Renewed minor flood warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT

Issued at 4:31pm on Sunday 13 October 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 2

Minor Flooding is expected to develop about the lower reaches of the River Derwent by Sunday evening.

Most storages in the system are now full with many dams on spill.

Rainfall rates have now eased with more rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday across the upper Derwent catchment.

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

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

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

Below Meadowbank Dam
Minor flooding to develop below Meadowbank dam Sunday evening.
River level rises from Macquarie Plains to New Norfolk with levels expected to remain below the minor flood level and peaking on monday.

Tyenna River
High levels with strong flows during Sunday.

Styx River
High levels with strong flows during Sunday.

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), Sunday evening, 13/10/2013

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 telephone number 13 25 00.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast: Showers becoming less widespread tonight.

Next Issue: By 10AM Monday 14/10/13

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Derwent River below Lk St Clair 1.95m rising 03:05 AM SUN 13/10/13
Ouse River at Ashton 0.82m rising 01:15 PM SUN 13/10/13
Clyde River at Bothwell 0.2m steady 03:00 PM SUN 13/10/13
Clyde River at Hamilton NA NA
Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam 3.56m steady 03:00 PM SUN 13/10/13
Derwent River at Macquarie Plains 2.65m steady 03:19 PM SUN 13/10/13
TYENNA RIVER AT NEWBURY 1.29m rising 03:00 PM SUN 13/10/13
STYX RIVER AT BRUCES BRIDGE 1.65m falling 03:35 PM SUN 13/10/13
Derwent River near Bryn Estyn 2.8m steady 03:00 PM SUN 13/10/13
DERWENT RIVER AT NEW NORFOLK 1.4m rising 03:37 PM SUN 13/10/13

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

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