Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sixth flood update: more rain likely

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 11:39am on Sunday 2 October 2016

Flood Warning Number: 6
Minor Flooding may redevelop in the Ouse, Clyde and Lower Derwent rivers during Monday.
Rainfall forecast overnight Sunday into Monday is expected to cause renewed rises throughout the catchment.
Strong flows will remain a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River levels remain high remain high the upper reaches of the River Derwent above the River Ouse. Renewed rises are likely to occur during Monday.


River Ouse:

Minor flooding may redevelop along the River Ouse during Monday.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.61 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Monday afternoon.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Monday evening.


River Clyde:

Minor flooding may redevelop along the River Clyde during Monday.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.55 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell may exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Monday.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Monday.


River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

Renewed rises are expected in the middle reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam during Monday.


Tyenna River:

Renewed river rises are likely in the Tyenna River during Monday.

Styx River:

Renewed river rises are likely in the Styx River during Monday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is likely to redevelop along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.34 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Monday afternoon.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.38 metres and falling. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) Monday evening.


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 1.18 metres and steady. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) Monday 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 5pm on Sunday 02 October 2016.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.08Steady10:00 AM SUN 02/10/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.59Falling11:00 AM SUN 02/10/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.46Falling11:00 AM SUN 02/10/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.52Steady10:30 AM SUN 02/10/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.32Steady11:00 AM SUN 02/10/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.35Steady11:34 AM SUN 02/10/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.89Steady10:15 AM SUN 02/10/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.20Falling08:18 AM SUN 02/10/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.15Falling11:35 AM SUN 02/10/16

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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