Monday, July 23, 2018

Ouse River minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Ouse in the River Derwent Catchment

Issued at 3:21pm on Monday 23 July 2018

Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding may develop along the River Ouse around Ashton and Ouse during Tuesday morning, based on forecast rainfall overnight in the upper catchment. Lake Augusta is near full capacity and expected to start spilling overnight.
Strong river rises are likely in the upper River Derwent and the Nive, Florentine and Clyde tributaries during Tuesday.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

Strong river rises are expected in the upper River Derwent.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Tuesday morning.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Tuesday morning.

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at
Road closure information is available at
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 09:30am on Tuesday 24 July 2018.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.86Steady01:30 PM MON 23/07/18
River Ouse at Ashton1.11Steady02:00 PM MON 23/07/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.92Steady02:00 PM MON 23/07/18
River Clyde at Bothwell0.58Steady02:00 PM MON 23/07/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.97Steady02:00 PM MON 23/07/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.98Steady02:07 PM MON 23/07/18
Tyenna River at Newbury0.79Steady02:00 PM MON 23/07/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.05Steady02:41 PM MON 23/07/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.08Steady02:52 PM MON 23/07/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at

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