Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 10:08 am on Friday 30 September 2016
Flood Warning Number: 2
Minor flooding may develop in the Ouse, Clyde and lower River Derwent during Friday. Strong rises have been observed in several rivers overnight Thursday.
In the 24 hours to 9AM Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 30 to 50mm were reported about the Derwent catchment, with the highest total of 98mm at Interlaken. Rainfall totals of 10 to 30mm are forecast for the lower Derwent catchment for the remainder of Friday, with higher totals possible about elevated areas.
Strong 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 River Derwent above the River Ouse during Friday.
Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.The River Ouse at Ashton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Friday afternoon.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Friday afternoon.
Minor flooding is likely along the River Clyde.The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.50 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) Friday afternoon.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Saturday afternoon.
River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
River rises are likely in the middle reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam during Friday.
River rises are likely to occur in the Tyenna River during Friday.
River rises are likely in the Styx River during Friday.
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
Minor flooding is likely along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 2.48 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Friday afternoon. The river level may peak between 5.00 and 5.30 metres Saturday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday. The river level may peak between 3.90 and 4.20 metres Saturday morning.
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 1.10 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) 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 5pm on Friday 30 September 2016.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|River Derwent below Lake St Clair||0.74||Steady||10:30 PM THU 29/09/16|
|River Ouse at Ashton||1.51||Rising||09:00 AM FRI 30/09/16|
|River Ouse at 3B Weir||0.98||Rising||09:30 AM FRI 30/09/16|
|River Clyde at Bothwell||1.50||Steady||08:00 AM FRI 30/09/16|
|River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam||2.48||Steady||09:30 AM FRI 30/09/16|
|River Derwent at Macquarie Plains||1.35||Rising||09:33 AM FRI 30/09/16|
|Tyenna River at Newbury||0.98||Rising||08:15 AM FRI 30/09/16|
|Styx River at Bruces Bridge||1.55||Steady||07:34 AM FRI 30/09/16|
|River Derwent at New Norfolk||1.10||Steady||09:58 AM FRI 30/09/16|
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.