Thursday, September 29, 2016

Minor flood warning for Derwent system

Bureau of Meteorology, 
Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 4:35pm on Thursday 29 September 2016

Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding may develop in the Ouse, Clyde and lower River Derwent during Friday.
Rainfall totals of 20 to 30mm at forecast for the lower Derwent catchment for the remainder of Thursday into 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.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Friday morning.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Friday morning.

River Clyde:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.02 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) early Friday morning.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Friday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are likely in the middle reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam during Friday.


Tyenna River:

River rises are likely to occur in the Tyenna River during Friday.

Styx River:

River rises are likely in the Styx River during Friday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 1.30 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Friday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Friday.

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 0.75 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Saturday.

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 30 September 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.73Steady03:30 PM THU 29/09/16
River Ouse at Ashton0.58Steady03:30 PM THU 29/09/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.68Steady04:00 PM THU 29/09/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.02Steady04:00 PM THU 29/09/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam1.31Steady04:00 PM THU 29/09/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains0.93Steady03:34 PM THU 29/09/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.41Steady04:15 PM THU 29/09/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge0.80Steady02:04 PM THU 29/09/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.75Rising04:20 PM THU 29/09/16

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.

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