Monday, June 6, 2016

Flood warning: 6.30pm update

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Major Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 6:28pm on Monday 6 June 2016

Flood Warning Number: 5

Major flood has developed in the River Ouse at Ashton early Monday afternoon. 

High levels of moderate flooding are occurring below Meadowbank dam. River levels may exceed the major flood level (7.30m) overnight tonight.

Major flooding to extend in the Lower River Derwent about Macquarie Plains overnight Monday into Tuesday. Minor flooding expected to develop at New Norfolk township overnight Monday into Tuesday.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are occurring in the upper reaches of the River Derwent.

River Ouse:

Major flooding is occurring along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 4.15 metres and rising. The River Ouse at Ashton is likely to peak between 5.60 and 6.00 metres late Monday evening.

The River Ouse at Ouse is expected to exceed the major flood level (5.70 m) Monday evening.

River Clyde:

Minor flooding is expected along the River Clyde.

The River Clyde at Bothwell is expected to peak between 2.30 and 2.50 metres (Minor) overnight Monday into Tuesday.

The River Clyde at Hamilton is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Tuesday morning.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are occurring in the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Major flooding will occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 5.22 metres and rising. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may exceed the major flood level (7.30 m) overnight Monday into Tuesday.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains will exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) early Monday evening. The river level is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (5.00 m) overnight Monday into Tuesday and is likely to exceed the major flood level (6.70 m) Tuesday morning.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is expected along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) overnight Monday into Tuesday. The river level is likely to peak between 2.80 and 3.10 metres early Tuesday morning.

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.

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 09:00 pm EST on Monday 06 June 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.45Steady05:30 PM MON 06/06/16
River Ouse at Ashton4.56Rising01:30 PM MON 06/06/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir2.49Falling02:00 PM MON 06/06/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.98Steady06:00 PM MON 06/06/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam7.13Rising05:30 PM MON 06/06/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.43Rising06:18 PM MON 06/06/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.33Steady06:00 PM MON 06/06/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge2.10Rising04:42 PM MON 06/06/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.28Rising06:14 PM MON 06/06/16

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.

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