Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 8:42 am on Sunday 24 July 2016Flood Warning Number: 6
Minor flooding has eased in the lower reaches of the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. River levels are expected to continue easing during Sunday.
Widespread snow fell to low levels about the Derwent catchment during Saturday. This snow is expected to maintain high river levels in most tributaries as it melts over the coming days.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment into Monday.
River Derwent above River Ouse:
River levels will ease in the upper Derwent during Sunday, with snow melt to maintain high river levels into Monday.
No further flooding is expected in the River Ouse.The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.62 metres and steady.
No further flooding is expected in the River Clyde.The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.10 metres and steady.
River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
River levels will ease in the River Derwent during Sunday, with snow melt to maintain high river levels into Monday.
No further flooding is expected in the Tyenna River.
No further flooding is expected in the Styx River.
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 4.51 metres around 01:00 pm Saturday 23 July and is currently at 3.86 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain around the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Sunday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.82 metres and falling.
River Derwent around New Norfolk:
No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent around New Norfolk.The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 0.65 metres and rising.
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:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|River Derwent below Lake St Clair||2.16||Steady||07:30 AM SUN 24/07/16|
|River Ouse at Ashton||1.62||Steady||07:30 AM SUN 24/07/16|
|River Ouse at 3B Weir||1.54||Steady||08:00 AM SUN 24/07/16|
|River Clyde at Bothwell||1.10||Steady||08:00 AM SUN 24/07/16|
|River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam||3.86||Steady||08:00 AM SUN 24/07/16|
|River Derwent at Macquarie Plains||2.80||Falling||08:36 AM SUN 24/07/16|
|Tyenna River at Newbury||0.86||Steady||08:00 AM SUN 24/07/16|
|River Derwent at New Norfolk||0.65||Rising||08:20 AM SUN 24/07/16|
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.