Thursday, July 19, 2018

Minor flood warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent and the River Ouse

Issued at 4:09pm on Thursday 19 July 2018

Flood Warning Number: 3
Minor flooding is expected to develop along the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Thursday evening, and may extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk overnight or early Friday morning. Minor flooding is occurring along the River Ouse.
Strong river rises are occurring in many River Derwent tributaries, including the River Clyde, Nive, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty rivers.
Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard in the Derwent catchment over the next few days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

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

River Ouse:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 2.37 metres and steady around the minor flood level (2.40 m)
No water level measurements are available for the River Ouse at Ouse. A minor peak (around 4.0 m) is expected in the River Ouse at Ouse Thursday afternoon.

River Clyde:

Strong river rises are expected along the River Clyde during Thursday and Friday.

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 occurring 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 expected along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Thursday evening. The river level may peak between 5.00 and 5.50 metres overnight Thursday into Friday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may reach 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 reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) early Friday morning.


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 08:30am on Friday 20 July 2018.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair2.15Steady02:30 PM THU 19/07/18
River Ouse at Ashton2.37Steady02:30 PM THU 19/07/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir2.54Rising02:30 PM THU 19/07/18
River Clyde at Bothwell0.55Steady02:00 PM THU 19/07/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.49Steady03:00 PM THU 19/07/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.78Steady03:07 PM THU 19/07/18
Tyenna River at Newbury1.10Steady02:00 PM THU 19/07/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.93Rising03:08 PM THU 19/07/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.53Rising02:57 PM 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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