Sunday, November 13, 2016

Initial minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, 
Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 8:25 am on Sunday 13 November 2016
Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding may develop in the Clyde and Ouse rivers during Sunday afternoon, and extend into the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam during Monday.
Since 9AM Saturday, rainfall totals about the Derwent Catchment were generally 25 to 40 mm, with the highest 70 mm at Interlaken. Further rainfall of 15 to 30 mm is forecast for the Derwent Catchment during Sunday, with higher totals possible about elevated areas.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent Catchment in areas that received heavy rainfall.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

Small river rises are expected in the upper reaches of the River Derwent above River Ouse during Sunday.


River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 0.60 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton is expected to exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Sunday evening. The river level may peak between 3.30 and 3.60 metres Monday morning.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Monday.


River Clyde:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 0.33 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is likely to reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) Monday morning.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Monday evening.


River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

Small river rises are expected in the upper reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam during Sunday.


Tyenna River:

River rises are expected in the Tyenna River during Sunday.


Styx River:

River rises are expected in the Styx River during Sunday.


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 2.47 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Monday afternoon.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 1.58 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) Tuesday morning.


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 1.35 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may reach 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 3pm on Sunday 13 November 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.34Steady07:00 AM SUN 13/11/16
River Ouse at Ashton0.60Steady07:30 AM SUN 13/11/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.68Steady08:00 AM SUN 13/11/16
River Clyde at Bothwell0.33Steady07:00 AM SUN 13/11/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.47Steady08:00 AM SUN 13/11/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.58Steady07:32 AM SUN 13/11/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.77Steady07:15 AM SUN 13/11/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.00Rising08:10 AM SUN 13/11/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.35Rising08:16 AM SUN 13/11/16

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.

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