Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Update to Ouse River warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


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

Issued at 3:38 pm EST on Tuesday 24 July 2018

Flood Warning Number: 3
Minor flooding may develop along the River Ouse around Ashton and Ouse overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Lake Augusta is near full capacity and likely to spill during Tuesday.
In the 24 hours to 3 pm Tuesday rainfall totals of up to 39 mm were recorded at the Pine Tree Rivulet.
A further 15-25 mm is forecast for the remainder of Tuesday. Higher rainfall totals are possible in elevated areas.
Strong river rises are possible in the upper River Derwent and the Nive, Florentine and Clyde tributaries from Tuesday evening.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

Strong river rises are possible 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) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.


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 09:00 am EST on Wednesday 25 July 2018.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.74Steady02:30 PM TUE 24/07/18
River Ouse at Ashton1.04Steady03:00 PM TUE 24/07/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.88Steady03:00 PM TUE 24/07/18
River Clyde at Bothwell0.50Steady02:00 PM TUE 24/07/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.70Steady03:00 PM TUE 24/07/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.75Falling03:36 PM TUE 24/07/18
Tyenna River at Newbury0.72Steady02:00 PM TUE 24/07/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.00Steady02:41 PM TUE 24/07/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.30Rising03:32 PM TUE 24/07/18

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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