Sunday, June 5, 2016

Minor flood warning for the Derwent

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:36pm on Sunday June 5, 2016
Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is expected to develop throughout the River Ouse in response to heavy rainfall in the north of the State.


River Derwent above River Ouse: No significant river rises are expected in the upper reaches of the River Derwent.


River Ouse: Minor flooding is expected along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton is expected to exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) overnight Sunday into Monday.
The River Ouse at Ouse is expected to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Monday morning.


River Clyde: Minor flooding may occur along the River Clyde.

The River Clyde at Bothwell may exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) Monday afternoon.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Tuesday morning.


River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam: River rises are expected in the middle reaches of the River Derwent.


River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam: Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may exceed the minor flood level (4.10m) Monday evening.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may exceed the minor flood level (4.00m) 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 13 25 00.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.


Next Issue: The next warning will be issued by 9am on Monday 6 June 2016.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.97Steady09:30 PM SUN 05/06/16
River Ouse at Ashton0.56Steady09:30 PM SUN 05/06/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.65Steady10:00 PM SUN 05/06/16
River Clyde at Bothwell0.07Steady10:00 PM SUN 05/06/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.48Steady10:00 PM SUN 05/06/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.05Rising10:03 PM SUN 05/06/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.55Steady10:00 PM SUN 05/06/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge0.90Rising08:13 PM SUN 05/06/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.18Falling10:24 PM SUN 05/06/16

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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