Monday, June 6, 2016

Minor flood warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:03 am on Monday 6 June 2016

Flood Warning Number: 2

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Ouse in response to heavy rainfall in the north of the State.

Minor flooding may occur along the River Clyde and the lower River Derwent overnight tonight into Tuesday.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

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

River Ouse:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 3.95 metres and rising. A minor peak is expected in the River Ouse at Ashton overnight Monday into Tuesday.

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 (4.10 m) overnight Monday into Tuesday.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) 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 4pm on Monday 06 June 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.15Rising08:00 AM MON 06/06/16
River Ouse at Ashton3.95Rising08:00 AM MON 06/06/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir2.56Falling08:30 AM MON 06/06/16
River Clyde at Bothwell0.35Rising08:00 AM MON 06/06/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.49Steady08:30 AM MON 06/06/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.40Rising07:48 AM MON 06/06/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.88Rising08:00 AM MON 06/06/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge0.90Rising08:13 PM SUN 05/06/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.93Rising08:44 AM 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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