Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 5:57 pm on Saturday 1 October 2016
Strong rises have been observed in several tributaries in the Derwent catchment. Most river levels have peaked and are now easing.
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 15 to 25mm have been observed for the 24 hours to 9am Saturday.
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 the River Ouse during Friday.
River levels throughout the River Ouse are below minor flood levels and easing.The River Ouse at Ashton peaked at 2.56 metres around 05:30 pm Friday 30 September and is currently at 1.94 metres and falling.
River levels throughout the River Clyde are below minor flood levels and easing.The River Clyde at Bothwell peaked at 2.68 metres around 3:30 pm Friday 30 September and is currently at 1.71 metres and steady.
River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
River rises are occurring in the middle reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam.
River rises have occurred in the Tyenna River during Friday and are now easing.
Minor flooding has eased at the Styx River at Bruces Bridge.
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
River levels along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam are below the minor flood level.The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 5.96 metres around 10:55 pm Friday 30 September and is currently at 3.86 metres and steady.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains peaked at 3.90 metres around 06:30 am Saturday 01 October and is currently at 3.15 metres and falling.
River Derwent around New Norfolk:
Minor flooding is expected along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.08 metres and steady. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) Saturday evening.
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 11am on Sunday 02 October 2016.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|River Derwent below Lake St Clair||1.00||Steady||05:30 PM SAT 01/10/16|
|River Ouse at Ashton||1.95||Falling||05:30 PM SAT 01/10/16|
|River Ouse at 3B Weir||2.28||Falling||05:30 PM SAT 01/10/16|
|River Clyde at Bothwell||1.71||Steady||04:00 PM SAT 01/10/16|
|River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam||3.85||Steady||05:30 PM SAT 01/10/16|
|River Derwent at Macquarie Plains||3.15||Falling||05:48 PM SAT 01/10/16|
|Tyenna River at Newbury||1.04||Steady||04:30 PM SAT 01/10/16|
|Styx River at Bruces Bridge||1.25||Steady||02:04 PM SAT 01/10/16|
|River Derwent at New Norfolk||1.08||Steady||04:58 PM SAT 01/10/16|
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.