Friday, July 15, 2016

Derwent flood warning now moderate

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Moderate Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 6:28am on Friday 15 July 2016
Flood Warning Number: 3
Moderate flooding is expected to develop in the lower Derwent catchment below Meadowbank Dam and around Macquarie Plains during Friday. Minor flooding is likely to develop around New Norfolk during Friday afternoon.
Since 9 am Thursday rainfall totals of up to 38 mm have been recorded in the Upper Derwent catchment. Snow melt is expected to increase flood levels during the next 24 hours.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment during Friday.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

Strong river rises are likely throughout the Upper Derwent catchment during Friday.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding is not expected in the River Ouse.
River levels are expected remain below the Minor flood level at Ashton.
River levels are expected remain below the Minor flood level at Ouse.

River Clyde:

Minor flooding is not expected in the River Clyde.
River levels are expected remain below the Minor flood level at Bothwell.
River levels are expected remain below the Minor flood level at Hamilton.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is continuing in the middle reaches of the River Derwent during Friday.

Tyenna River:

Strong rises are likely to continue in the Tyenna River during Friday.

Styx River:

Minor flooding is expected to continue in the Styx River during Friday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Moderate flooding will occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam exceeded the minor flood level (4.10 metres) around 1 am Friday is currently at 5.04 metres and rising. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to peak between 5.90 and 6.10 metres early Friday afternoon.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 1.75 metres and rising. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains will exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Friday morning. The river level is expected to peak between 4.80 and 5.10 metres Friday afternoon.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is expected along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.50 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) Friday afternoon. The river level is likely to peak between 2.00 and 2.20 metres Friday evening.

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 15 July 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Ouse at Ashton2.16Steady04:15 AM FRI 15/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.78Rising04:30 AM FRI 15/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.24Steady04:00 AM FRI 15/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam5.04Rising04:45 AM FRI 15/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.98Rising05:16 AM FRI 15/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.65Rising04:00 AM FRI 15/07/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge2.95Falling03:29 AM FRI 15/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.50Rising05:16 AM FRI 15/07/16
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.

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