Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Derwent on the rise again

Bureau of Meteorology,
Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:40 am on Wednesday 12 October 2016

Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding has redeveloped in the lower reaches of the River Derwent during Wednesday morning. River levels are expected to remain high during Wednesday.
Lake King William continues to spill resulting in elevated river levels downstream.
In the 24 hours to 9AM Wednesday, rainfall totals of 20 to 40mm were reported about the Derwent catchment, mainly about the upper reaches. Rain is expected to ease during Wednesday.
Strong flows will remain a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises have been observed in the upper reaches of the River Derwent above River Ouse. Lake King William continues to spill resulting in elevated river levels downstream.


River Ouse:

No further flooding is expected in the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.30 metres and steady.


River Clyde:

No further flooding is expected in the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.19 metres and steady.


River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

High river levels are continuing in the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam with some renewed rises during Wednesday morning.


Tyenna River:

No further flooding is expected in the Tyenna River.


Styx River:

No further flooding is expected 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 4.03 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain around the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Wednesday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.68 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Wednesday.


River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is not expected to extend into the lower reaches of the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.08 metres and falling. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Wednesday.

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 Wednesday 12 October 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.97Steady07:00 AM WED 12/10/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.32Steady09:00 AM WED 12/10/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.05Steady09:00 AM WED 12/10/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.19Steady09:00 AM WED 12/10/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.03Steady09:00 AM WED 12/10/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.68Steady09:34 AM WED 12/10/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.94Steady09:00 AM WED 12/10/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.55Steady03:03 AM WED 12/10/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.08Steady08:57 AM WED 12/10/16

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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