Saturday, July 16, 2016

Update 9: minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:18am on Saturday 16 July 2016
Flood Warning Number: 9
Minor flooding is expected to continue in the lower reaches of the Derwent catchment below Meadowbank Dam until Saturday evening.
Minor flooding has eased about Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk after peaking Friday. River levels are likely to continue easing slowly during Saturday.
In the 24 hours to 9AM Friday rainfall totals of up to 77 mm were recorded in the lower River Derwent catchment and up to 65mm in the upper River Derwent. No significant rainfall was recorded in the 24 hours to 9AM Saturday.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment into the weekend.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

Strong flows are likely to continue throughout the Upper Derwent catchment during Saturday.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding is not expected in the River Ouse during the weekend.

River Clyde:

Minor flooding is not expected in the River Clyde during the weekend.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River levels are now easing in the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

Tyenna River:

River levels are expected to continue easing along the Tyenna River during Saturday.

Styx River:

River levels are expected to continue easing along the Styx River during Saturday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 5.90 metres around 11:00 am Friday 15 July and is currently at 4.86 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 Derwent at Macquarie Plains peaked at 5.20 metres around 01:00 pm Friday 15 July and is currently at 3.75 metres and falling. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain around the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding has eased along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk peaked at 2.18 metres around 06:00 pm Friday 15 July and is currently at 1.32 metres and falling. Tides likely to maintain high river levels into Saturday, with renewed minor flooding not expected.

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 Saturday 16 July 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair2.24Steady09:30 AM SAT 16/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.73Steady09:30 AM SAT 16/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.79Falling09:30 AM SAT 16/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.07Steady08:00 AM SAT 16/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.86Falling09:30 AM SAT 16/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains3.75Falling09:51 AM SAT 16/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.13Steady08:00 AM SAT 16/07/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.35Falling08:34 AM SAT 16/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.33Falling09:26 AM SAT 16/07/16

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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