Saturday, July 23, 2016

Minor floods today

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:05 am on Saturday 23 July 2016
Flood Warning Number: 4

Minor flooding is now occurring in the lower reaches of the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. High stream levels and some continued river rises to continue in other tributaries during Saturday
Widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 15 mm have been observed about the Derwent catchment in the 12 hours to 9AM Friday. Up to 15 mm has been recorded to 9AM Saturday. Further rainfall of 5 to 10mm is possible for the remainder of Saturday.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment during the weekend.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

High stream levels to continue in the upper reaches of the River Derwent during Saturday

River Ouse:

High stream levels being observed along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 2.04 metres and is expected to remain around this level for the remainder of Saturday

River Clyde:

River rises may occur in the Clyde River, with river levels expected to remain below minor flood levels.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

High stream levels and continued stream rises in the middle reaches of the River Derwent during Saturday.

Styx River:

Stream levels have peaked in the Styx River.

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 (Minor flood level 4.1 metres) and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to peak between 4.30 and 4.60 metres early Saturday evening.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.70 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) Saturday afternoon.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is likely to reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) early Saturday 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 4pm on Saturday 23 July 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair2.25Steady08:00 AM SAT 23/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton2.04Falling07:00 AM SAT 23/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir2.54Rising08:00 AM SAT 23/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.17Steady08:00 AM SAT 23/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.34Falling08:00 AM SAT 23/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.78Rising08:46 AM SAT 23/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.88Steady08:00 AM SAT 23/07/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.50Steady02:09 AM SAT 23/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.15Rising08:50 AM SAT 23/07/16

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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