Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 9:52am on Wednesday 8 June 2016
Flood Warning Number: 14
Minor 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 Wednesday.
Since 9AM tuesday, rainfall totals have been less than 10mm about the Derwent catchment.
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 continuing to ease along the Ouse River.
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.
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 looding 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 4.86 metres and steady. 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 midnight Monday into Tuesday and is currently at 4.02 metres and falling. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is likely to fall below the minor flood level (4.00 m) Wednesday morning.
River Derwent around New Norfolk:
Minor flooding has eased along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk peaked at 2.60 metres around 12:30 am Tuesday 07 June and is currently at 1.28 metres and steady.
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 04:00 pm EST on Wednesday 08 June 2016.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|River Derwent below Lake St Clair||1.73||Steady||08:30 AM WED 08/06/16|
|River Ouse at Ashton||2.49||Falling||09:00 AM WED 08/06/16|
|River Clyde at Bothwell||1.56||Steady||08:00 AM WED 08/06/16|
|River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam||4.86||Steady||09:00 AM WED 08/06/16|
|River Derwent at Macquarie Plains||4.03||Falling||09:23 AM WED 08/06/16|
|Tyenna River at Newbury||1.13||Steady||08:00 AM WED 08/06/16|
|Styx River at Bruces Bridge||1.40||Steady||08:12 AM WED 08/06/16|
|River Derwent at New Norfolk||1.28||Rising||09:24 AM WED 08/06/16|
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.