Sunday, October 23, 2016

Initial minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:10 am on Sunday 23 October 2016

Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding may develop in the River Derwent around Meadowbank during Sunday.
Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to New Norfolk.
In the 48 hours to 9AM Sunday, rainfall totals of between 20 to 30mm have been recorded about the Derwent catchment. For Sunday, rain falling as showers with totals generally less than 5mm. 
Strong flows will remain a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.

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 4.01 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may reach the minor flood level (4.10 m) Sunday afternoon.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.70 metres and falling.

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at
Road closure information is available at
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 Sunday 23 October 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.80Steady08:00 AM SUN 23/10/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.78Steady08:30 AM SUN 23/10/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.76Falling09:00 AM SUN 23/10/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.32Steady09:00 AM SUN 23/10/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.01Steady09:00 AM SUN 23/10/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.50Steady09:33 AM SUN 23/10/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.81Steady09:15 AM SUN 23/10/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.20Falling03:02 AM SUN 23/10/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.80Falling09:28 AM SUN 23/10/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at

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