Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Final flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent, RIver Ouse and River Clyde

Issued at 8:59 am on Tuesday 5 December 2017

Flood Warning Number: 5
Minor flooding has eased along the River Ouse and River Clyde. Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Tuesday. Forecast rainfall from Tuesday night may result in renewed river rises.
River levels are easing in other parts of the River Derwent during Tuesday.
In the 72 hours to 9am Monday, widespread rainfall totals of 50 to 75mm were reported about the Derwent catchment, with isolated higher totals up to 120 mm and snow at higher elevations. No significant rainfall is forecast until overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
Strong and dangerous flows may remain a hazard throughout the Derwent Catchment over the next few days.


River Ouse:

No further flooding is expected along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.61 metres and falling. The River Ouse at Ashton peaked around the minor flood level (2.50 metres) Monday morning and river levels are easing.
River levels in the River Ouse at Ouse peaked Monday morning and are easing.


River Clyde:

No further flooding is expected in the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.25 metres and falling. The River Clyde at Bothwell peaked below the minor flood level (2.00 m) Monday morning and river levels are easing.


Tyenna River:

River levels are easing in the Tyenna River.


Styx River:

River levels are easing in the Styx River.


River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

River levels below Meadowbank Dam are expected to remain below their minor flood levels during Tuesday.


River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk 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:

This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.83Steady06:30 AM TUE 05/12/17
River Ouse at Ashton1.60Falling08:30 AM TUE 05/12/17
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.45Falling08:00 AM TUE 05/12/17
River Clyde at Bothwell1.25Falling07:00 AM TUE 05/12/17
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.89Falling08:30 AM TUE 05/12/17
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.93Falling08:16 AM TUE 05/12/17
Tyenna River at Newbury0.77Falling07:15 AM TUE 05/12/17
Styx River at Bruces Bridge0.90Falling08:01 AM TUE 05/12/17
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.20Rising08:56 AM TUE 05/12/17

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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