Sunday, July 31, 2016

Icy roads on Monday morning

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 11:10 pm on Sunday 31 July 2016.


Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Monday morning in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 5am Monday.

Final flood update

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:12 am on Sunday 31 July 2016

Flood Warning Number: 8
No further flooding is expected throughout the River Derwent basin, with all river levels now below their minor flood levels and easing.
Up to 17mm of rainfall was recorded in the River Derwent catchment in the 24 hours to 9 AM Sunday. No significant further rainfall is expected during Sunday. Observed rainfall and snow melt may maintain high river levels throughout the Derwent catchment on Sunday.
Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling.
Strong flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

River levels in the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment are expected to remain below their minor flood levels Sunday into Monday. Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River levels in the middle reaches of the Derwent catchment are expected to remain below their minor flood levels Sunday into Monday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 4.45 metres around 02:20 pm Friday 29 July and is currently at 3.84 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.10 metres) Sunday into Monday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.80 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.0 metres) Sunday into Monday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

No flooding is expected in the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.45 metres and rising. The river level at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.0 metres) Sunday into Monday.

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:

This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair2.01Steady09:00 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.34Steady08:45 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.09Steady09:30 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell0.75Steady08:00 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.85Steady09:30 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.80Steady09:37 AM SUN 31/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.91Steady08:00 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.08Falling09:50 AM SUN 31/07/16

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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fine first day of skiing at Mt Field

Skiing on the university run at Mt Mawson today. 
THE southern Tasmanian ski season kicked off in style at the Mt Mawson ski field at Mt Field National Park today.

Peter Davis of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association writes on the Mt Mawson blog that a keen crowd turned up to enjoy sunny, calm and clear conditions on the mountain.

"It was a very social day, as lots of STSA volunteers came up to lend a hand to help get the ski field operational," Dr Davis wrote. "As always it was a great team effort to get the skiing under way."

"The shovelling started on Friday evening as we started to prepare the tow path for the visitors, and continued with a big effort at the top of the Mawson tow this morning where the wind had sculpted a two metre high snow drift over the top of the rope," he said.

Volunteers digging out the Mt Mawson
ski tow this morning.
"A big thanks to everyone who helped out, and to the volunteers from the Hobart Walking Club - many of whom are not skiers - and the Alpine Club of Tasmania who are on duty for this weekend. Everyone had a great day today, and with a little more snow forecast overnight it augurs well for another good day tomorrow."

The ski tows will be open from 10am on Sunday. Dress warmly and take something to eat and drink. Day tickets cost $30 which the STSA says is the cheapest downhill skiing in Australia.

"Take care on the Lake Dobson Rd as there are deep culverts beside the road in a number of places," Dr Davis said. "Exercise caution when moving over to let other cars past, as getting too close to the edge of the road could lead to an unwanted excursion into the ditch. Check the road status with Parks, but expect that you will need to carry - and possibly fit - snow chains.

"It's worth the effort – come on up and check out the snow at Southern Tasmania’s only operating ski field for a unique Tasmanian winter experience," he said.

Read more and follow the Mt Mawson blog here.

Flood warning number seven

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 4:18 pm on Saturday 30 July 2016


Flood Warning Number: 7
Minor flooding is expected to continue in the lower reaches of the Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam for the rest of Saturday.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to fall to the minor flood level (4.10 m) Saturday evening, and may remain around that minor flood level during Sunday morning.
Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk overnight Saturday into Sunday.
Up to 15mm of rainfall was recorded in the River Derwent catchment in the 24 hours to 9 AM Saturday. Further rainfall, up to 15 mm, is possible overnight Saturday into Sunday in the upper parts of the River Derwent catchment. Additional forecast rain and snow melt are expected to maintain high river levels throughout the Derwent catchment overnight Saturday into Sunday. 
Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises have been observed in the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment. Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013 resulting in elevated river levels downstream.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises have been observed in the middle reaches of the Derwent catchment.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 4.45 metres around 02:20 pm Friday 29 July and is currently at 4.30 metres and falling. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to fall below the minor flood level (4.10 m) Saturday evening. The river level may remain around the minor flood level (4.10 m) Sunday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 3.22 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.0 metres) overnight Saturday into Sunday.


River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.45 metres and rising. The river level at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.0 metres) overnight Saturday into Sunday.


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 10am on Sunday 31 July 2016.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair2.05Steady03:00 PM SAT 30/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.54Steady03:15 PM SAT 30/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.39Falling03:30 PM SAT 30/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell0.81Steady02:00 PM SAT 30/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.30Falling03:30 PM SAT 30/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains3.18Steady03:37 PM SAT 30/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.93Steady02:00 PM SAT 30/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.45Rising03:45 PM SAT 30/07/16


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.

Today's footy scores

SENIORS: Hobart 9.12 (66) d New Norfolk 7.15 (57) in Trevor Leo Cup match at Boyer Oval

RESERVES: Hobart 9.8 (62) d New Norfolk 8.11 (59)

COLTS: New Norfolk 7.13 (55) d Hobart 2.1 (13)

Police to lay charges over house fire

The Pioneer Ave property.
TWO teenagers are facing charges over a fire in a vacant police residence in Pioneer Ave earlier this week.


Police say a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old will be proceeded against following the fire which occurred in the early hours last Tuesday, July 26.  The pair will be summonsed to appear in
the Youth Justice Court, each facing one count of arson.


The fire is estimated to have caused about $200,000 damage to the house which had reportedly been vacant for some months. "No member of the public was at risk and there is no suggestion that the fire was deliberately targeted at police," a spokesman said.


Anyone with information, or who may have seen people acting suspiciously, is asked to call Bridgewater CIB on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Minor upper Derwent flooding continues

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:09 am on Saturday 30 July 2016


Flood Warning Number: 6
Minor flooding will continue in the lower reaches of the Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Saturday.
Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Saturday.
Up to 15mm of rainfall was recorded in the River Derwent catchment in the 24 hours to 9 AM Saturday. Snow melt is expected to maintain high river levels throughout the Derwent catchment during Saturday. Further rainfall, up to 15 mm, is possible during Saturday in the upper parts of the River Derwent catchment.
Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013, resulting in elevated river levels in the River Derwent downstream of the dam.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises have been observed in the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment. Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013 resulting in elevated river levels downstream.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises have been observed in the middle reaches of the Derwent catchment.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 4.45 metres around 02:20 pm Friday 29 July and is currently at 4.30 metres and falling. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may fall below the minor flood level (4.10 m) Saturday evening.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 3.22 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.0 metres) during Saturday.


River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.52 metres and rising. The river level at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.0 metres) during Saturday.


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 Saturday 30 July 2016.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair2.06Steady09:00 AM SAT 30/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.61Rising08:15 AM SAT 30/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.23Rising09:00 AM SAT 30/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell0.84Steady08:00 AM SAT 30/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.31Falling09:00 AM SAT 30/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains3.23Steady09:37 AM SAT 30/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.97Steady08:00 AM SAT 30/07/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.60Steady11:09 AM FRI 29/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.08Falling09:50 AM SAT 30/07/16


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.

Police youth club for New Norfolk

The Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre is set to become
a Police Youth and Citizens Club.
THE Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre will soon reopen as the Derwent Valley Police Youth and Citizens Club (PCYC).

Built in the 1970s and originally known as the New Norfolk Sports Centre, the building off Derwent Terrace was built and managed by an incorporated association but it has been operated by the Derwent Valley Council for the last decade. As well as the main basketball stadium, the building has other facilities including squash courts and a sauna which have been closed for some time.

Derwent Valley Council general manager Greg Winton told a recent council meeting that a partnership had been proposed with the PCYC for future management and development of the centre. "The proposal by the PCYC presents a unique opportunity for the Derwent Valley community to partner with [an] organisation with a strong ethical history that has the capacity to not only manage the centre, but also enhance the offer to the Derwent Valley community," Mr Winton said in a report.

Mr Winton said it was likely that the partnership would strengthen a number of social service activities provided within the community. The council agreed unanimously to enter into an agreement with the PCYC to operate the sports centre and to provide up to $20,000 towards improvements to the building plus an annual contribution of $35,000 towards wages.

PCYC signage has recently been added to the building and renovations are believed to be under way prior to an official opening some time in August. A briefing was provided to sports centre users last week.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Flood warning number five

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 3:53 pm on Friday 29 July 2016

Flood Warning Number: 5
Minor flooding developed in the lower reaches of the Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam early Friday morning in response to recent rainfall. Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk.
Up to 12mm of rainfall was recorded in the Derwent catchment between 9 AM and 3 PM Friday. Less than 2mm of rain is forecast for the remainder of Friday. Snow melt is expected to maintain high river levels throughout the Derwent catchment into Saturday.
Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013, resulting in elevated river levels in the River Derwent downstream of the dam.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises have been observed in the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment. Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013 resulting in elevated river levels downstream.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises have been observed in the middle reaches of the Derwent catchment.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 4.45 metres around 02:20 pm Friday 29 July and is currently at 4.33 metres and falling. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may fall below the minor flood level (4.10 m) Saturday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 3.15 metres and rising. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to peak below the minor flood level (4.0 metres) during Friday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.52 metres and rising. The river level at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.0 metres) during Friday.

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 10am on Saturday 30 July 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.96Steady03:00 PM FRI 29/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.54Steady02:45 PM FRI 29/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.38Steady02:30 PM FRI 29/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell0.92Steady02:00 PM FRI 29/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.33Steady03:00 PM FRI 29/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains3.15Steady02:37 PM FRI 29/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.06Steady02:00 PM FRI 29/07/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.60Steady11:09 AM FRI 29/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.55Rising03:40 PM FRI 29/07/16

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.

Minor flooding in the upper Derwent

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:54 am on Friday 29 July 2016


Flood Warning Number: 4
Minor flooding developed in the lower reaches of the Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam early Friday morning in response to recent rainfall. Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk.
Widespread rainfall totals of up to 10mm are forecast in the Derwent catchment over the next 24 hours, with higher totals possible about elevated areas. Snow melt is expected to increase runoff. This rainfall is expected to maintain high river levels throughout the Derwent catchment during Friday.
Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013, resulting in elevated river levels in the River Derwent downstream of the dam.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises have been observed in the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment. Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013 resulting in elevated river levels downstream.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises have been observed in the middle reaches of the Derwent catchment.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 4.34 metres and rising. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to peak between 4.30 and 4.60 metres Friday afternoon. The river level may fall below the minor flood level (4.10 m) by Saturday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 3.02 metres and rising. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to peak below the minor flood level (4.0 metres) during Friday.


River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.12 metres and falling. The river level at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.0 metres) during Friday.


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 04:00 pm EST on Friday 29 July 2016.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.95Steady08:30 AM FRI 29/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.63Steady09:00 AM FRI 29/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.46Rising09:00 AM FRI 29/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell0.94Steady08:00 AM FRI 29/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.34Rising09:00 AM FRI 29/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains3.03Rising08:41 AM FRI 29/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.07Steady08:00 AM FRI 29/07/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.60Falling08:23 AM FRI 29/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.13Falling09:15 AM FRI 29/07/16




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.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

SFL Round 17 preview

Southern Football League match preview
Round 17 - Provided by SFL League Management


New Norfolk v Hobart at Boyer Oval, 2pm Saturday
With New Norfolk moving up into the top three on the ladder, and with the Tigers experiencing big losses in the last three rounds, it is likely that the Eagles will come out on top this weekend.

New Norfolk had a slow start to the season, but in recent weeks has been playing great football and now sees itself having a real chance in the finals just like in seasons past. The Tigers have been lacking in recent weeks and it would do the team good to have a win this week and move back into top five contentions.

Hobart has shown its their strengths throughout the season but inconsistency has been a major issue and it would be good to see a determined performance against the Eagles this weekend.

New Norfolk to be selected from: S. Bonnitcha, J. Campbell, J. Gunther, R. Heron, J. Wigg, B. King, A. Burgess, N. Eiszele, M. Murray, J. Taylor-Evans, K. Hansen, B. Wardlaw, B. Lovell, N. Lester, C. Curtain, J. King, R. Thompson, J. Murray, L. Joseph, N. Clayton, R. Belcher, T. Eiszele, M. Thompson.

Hobart to be selected from: R. Hugo, D. Huxley, J. McGee, M. Flanagan, C. Newman, S. Paterson, C. Murphy, M. Fitze, L. Sullivan, B. Apted, J. Campbell, S. Gray, A. Henderson, B. Goninon, M. Nichols, C. Leek, M. Woods, A. Stephens, M. Young, B. Allie, S. Reeves, S. Bradford.

Other games:

Claremont v Dodges Ferry at Abbotsfield, 2pm
The Magpies will be focused on catching up to ladder leaders Lindisfarne, and playing against Dodges Ferry in Round 17 will most likely land them another win and one step closer to the top of the ladder.

Lindisfarne v Sorell at Anzac Park, 2pm
The Two Blues sit at the top of the ladder undefeated and Sorell is at the bottom of the ladder after a disappointing season to date.

Brighton v Huonville at Pontville, 2pm
It’s likely that the Lions will win with their position on the ladder and past games against the Robins but it would be good to see Brighton make it a tough game in front of its home crowd.

BYE: Cygnet

Flood warning number three

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 3:52pm on Thursday 28 July 2016
Flood Warning Number: 3


Minor flooding may develop in the lower reaches of the Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Friday in response to recent rainfall.
In the 24 hours to 9AM Thursday, rainfall totals of 30 to 50mm have been reported about the upper reaches of the catchment. Widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 20mm are forecast in the Derwent catchment over the next 24 hours, with higher totals possible about elevated areas. Snow melt is expected to increase runoff. 
Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013. This will result in elevated river levels in the River Derwent downstream of the dam.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are expected in the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment during Thursday. Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. Lake King William has started to spill for the first time since 2013. This will result in elevated river levels downstream.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are expected in the middle reaches of the Derwent catchment during Thursday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.65 metres and rising. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Friday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.58 metres and rising. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) Friday afternoon.


River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.40 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) Friday morning. The river level may peak between 1.90 and 2.20 metres Friday afternoon.


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 10am on Friday 29 July 2016.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.86Steady03:00 PM THU 28/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.41Steady02:15 PM THU 28/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.18Steady03:00 PM THU 28/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.02Steady02:00 PM THU 28/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.65Rising03:00 PM THU 28/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.58Steady03:37 PM THU 28/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.05Steady02:00 PM THU 28/07/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.85Steady08:09 AM THU 28/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.48Rising03:40 PM THU 28/07/16


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.

Minor flooding possible today

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10am on Thursday 28 July 2016


Flood Warning Number: 2
Minor flooding may develop in the lower reaches of the Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Thursday in response to forecast rainfall.
In the 24 hours to 9AM Thursday, rainfall totals of 30 to 50mm have been reported about the upper reaches of the catchment. Widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 20 mm are forecast in the Derwent catchment over the next 24 hours, with higher totals possible about elevated areas. Snow melt is expected to increase runoff. 
Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. During Thursday, Lake King William is expected to spill for the first time since 2013. This will result in elevated river levels in the River Derwent downstream of the dam.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are expected in the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment during Thursday. Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling. During Thursday, Lake King William is expected to spill for the first time since 2013. This will result in elevated river levels downstream.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are expected in the middle reaches of the Derwent catchment during Thursday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.53 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Thursday afternoon.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.50 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Thursday afternoon.


River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 0.80 metres and falling. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) Thursday evening. The river level may peak between 1.90 and 2.20 metres Friday 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 Thursday 28 July 2016.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.78Steady09:30 AM THU 28/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.43Steady09:30 AM THU 28/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.21Steady09:30 AM THU 28/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.03Steady08:00 AM THU 28/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.55Steady09:30 AM THU 28/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.50Steady09:37 AM THU 28/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.03Steady08:00 AM THU 28/07/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.85Steady08:09 AM THU 28/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.80Falling09:40 AM THU 28/07/16


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.