Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Moderate Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 1:07pm on Tuesday 7 June 2016
Flood Warning Number: 11
Minor to moderate flooding continues in the Derwent below Meadowbank dam, and in the Lower River Derwent.
Minor flooding will continue in the River Ouse at Ashton and Ouse township during Tuesday.
River Derwent above River Ouse:
River level rises are continuing in the upper reaches of the River Derwent and in the tributaries of the Florentine and Dee rivers. River levels are easing in the Nive River.
Minor flood levels are occurring along the River Ouse, and will continue to ease during Tuesday.
Minor flooding continues along the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell peaked at 2.00 metres around 06:16 am Tuesday 07 June and is currently at 1.72 metres and falling slowly.
The River Clyde at Hamilton is expected to exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) early Tuesday afternoon.
River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
River rises are occurring in the middle reaches of the River Derwent.
River levels peaked at the Tyenna River at Newbury Tuesday morning and are currently easing.
River levels are easing along the Styx River. At Bruces Bridge, the Styx River fell below the minor flood level (2.00m) early Tuesday morning.
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
Minor to moderate flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 7.47 metres around 07:30 pm Monday 06 June and is currently at 6.30 metres and falling.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at a moderate flood level of 5.42 metres and steady.
River Derwent around New Norfolk:
Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 2.22 metres and is expected to reach between 2.20 and 2.40 metres Tuesday afternoon.
Flood Safety Advice:
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.
The next warning will be issued by 08:00 pm EST on Tuesday 07 June 2016.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|River Derwent below Lake St Clair||1.72||Steady||12:00 PM TUE 07/06/16|
|River Ouse at Ashton||3.12||Steady||12:00 PM TUE 07/06/16|
|River Ouse at 3B Weir||2.49||Falling||02:00 PM MON 06/06/16|
|River Clyde at Bothwell||1.67||Steady||12:00 PM TUE 07/06/16|
|River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam||6.22||Rising||12:45 PM TUE 07/06/16|
|River Derwent at Macquarie Plains||5.43||Steady||12:38 PM TUE 07/06/16|
|Tyenna River at Newbury||1.52||Steady||12:00 PM TUE 07/06/16|
|Styx River at Bruces Bridge||1.85||Falling||07:37 AM TUE 07/06/16|
|River Derwent at New Norfolk||2.25||Falling||12:59 PM TUE 07/06/16|
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.