Thursday, July 19, 2018

Derwent and Ouse minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent and the River Ouse

Issued at 7:54 am EST on Thursday 19 July 2018


Flood Warning Number: 2

Minor flooding is likely to develop along the lower Derwent River between Meadowbank Dam and New Norfolk from Thursday evening. Minor flooding may also develop along the River Ouse.

Strong river rises are expected in many River Derwent tributaries, including the River Clyde, Nive, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty rivers.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

Strong river rises are expected in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries during Thursday.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) Thursday afternoon.

The River Ouse at Ouse may reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) Thursday afternoon.

River Clyde:

Strong river rises are expected in the River Clyde during Thursday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

Strong river rises are expected in the middle reaches of the River Derwent during Thursday.

Tyenna River:

Strong river rises are likely in the Tyenna River during Thursday.

Styx River:

The Styx River at Bruces Bridge exceeded the minor flood level (2.0 m) early Thursday morning.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Thursday evening.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) overnight Thursday into Friday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk may exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) overnight Thursday into Friday.


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 4pm on Thursday 19 July 2018.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.97Steady06:30 AM THU 19/07/18
River Ouse at Ashton1.62Rising07:00 AM THU 19/07/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.05Steady06:30 AM THU 19/07/18
River Clyde at Bothwell0.39Steady06:00 PM WED 18/07/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.50Steady07:00 AM THU 19/07/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.55Rising07:11 AM THU 19/07/18
Tyenna River at Newbury0.75Steady06:00 PM WED 18/07/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge2.70Steady07:41 AM THU 19/07/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.48Falling07:27 AM THU 19/07/18

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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