Bureau of Meteorology,
Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 10:05 am on Tuesday 8 November 2016
Minor flooding is not expected to develop in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday, rainfall totals about the upper Derwent catchment were generally less than 10 mm. For Tuesday rainfall totals over the upper Derwent expected to be generally less than 5mm
High stream levels and strong flows will remain a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.
River Derwent above River Ouse:
River rises have occurred in the upper reaches of the River Derwent above River Ouse. Lake King William continues to spill resulting in elevated river levels downstream.
River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
River levels have peaked in the middle reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam.
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
No flooding is expected in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam though high stream levels will continue for the next few days.The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.41 metres and steady.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.20 metres and steady.
River Derwent around New Norfolk:
Flooding is not expected in the River Derwent around New Norfolk.The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 0.88 metres and falling.
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:This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|River Derwent below Lake St Clair||1.91||Steady||07:30 AM TUE 08/11/16|
|River Ouse at Ashton||0.74||Steady||08:30 AM TUE 08/11/16|
|River Ouse at 3B Weir||0.75||Steady||08:30 AM TUE 08/11/16|
|River Clyde at Bothwell||0.16||Steady||09:00 AM TUE 08/11/16|
|River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam||3.41||Steady||09:00 AM TUE 08/11/16|
|River Derwent at Macquarie Plains||2.20||Steady||09:33 AM TUE 08/11/16|
|Tyenna River at Newbury||0.82||Steady||09:15 AM TUE 08/11/16|
|Styx River at Bruces Bridge||1.15||Falling||09:01 AM TUE 08/11/16|
|River Derwent at New Norfolk||0.88||Falling||09:42 AM TUE 08/11/16|
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.