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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Flood warning: 4.30pm update

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 4:20pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016

Flood Warning Number: 15

Minor flooding continues in the Derwent below Meadowbank dam.

Since 9AM Wednesday, no significant rainfall has been recorded in the Derwent catchment.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

River levels are steady 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.

River Ouse:

Minor flood levels are continuing to ease along the Ouse River.

River Clyde:

River levels along the Clyde River are below the minor flood level and continuing to ease.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River levels are easing in the middle reaches of the Derwent.

Tyenna River:

River levels peaked at the Tyenna River at Newbury Tuesday morning and are currently easing.

Styx River:

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 flooding is continuing 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 4.42 metres and falling. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to fall below the minor flood level (4.10 m) Wednesday evening.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains peaked at 6.15 metres around 03:52 pm Wednesday 08 June, fell below the minor flood level during Wednesday morning and is continuing to fall.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding has eased along the River Derwent. At New Norfolk the river fell below the minor flood level during Wednesday afternoon.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk peaked at 2.60 metres around 12:30 am Tuesday 07 June and is currently at 1.48 metres and falling.

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at

Road closure information is available at

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Thursday 09 June 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.71Steady03:30 PM WED 08/06/16
River Ouse at Ashton2.30Steady03:00 PM WED 08/06/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.42Steady02:00 PM WED 08/06/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.44Falling03:30 PM WED 08/06/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains3.55Falling03:58 PM WED 08/06/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.05Steady02:00 PM WED 08/06/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.35Steady02:12 PM WED 08/06/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.43Steady04:07 PM WED 08/06/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at

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