Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fourth flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology,

Tasmania


Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:42 am on Tuesday 11 October 2016


Flood Warning Number: 4

Minor flooding continues in the lower reaches of the River Derwent during Tuesday morning. Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to New Norfolk.

Lake King William continues to spill resulting in elevated river levels downstream.

In the 24 hours to 9AM Tuesday, rainfall totals of 5 to 15mm were reported about the Derwent catchment. For the remainder of Tuesday 5 to 10mm of rain is forecast, mainly about the upper reaches.

Strong flows will remain a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River levels are steady the upper River Derwent. 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 1.53 metres and falling.


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 expected to continue along the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam during Tuesday.


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 peaked at 4.24 metres around 10:00 pm Monday 10 October and is currently at 3.98 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to remain around the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Tuesday.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.90 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains will remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Tuesday.


River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.10 metres and falling. The River Derwent at New Norfolk will remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Tuesday.


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 Tuesday 11 October 2016.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair2.00Steady07:30 AM TUE 11/10/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.53Rising08:30 AM TUE 11/10/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.34Steady09:00 AM TUE 11/10/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.19Steady09:00 AM TUE 11/10/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.98Rising09:00 AM TUE 11/10/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.90Steady09:34 AM TUE 11/10/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.88Steady09:00 AM TUE 11/10/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.40Falling08:48 AM TUE 11/10/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.10Falling09:39 AM TUE 11/10/16


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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