Tuesday, August 21, 2018

River Derwent final flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:40 am on Tuesday 21 August 2018

Flood Warning Number: 14
Minor flooding has eased along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. No further flooding is expected during Tuesday.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday, widespread rainfall totals of 5-15 mm have been recorded in the catchment, with isolated totals up to 32 mm. 
Showers will continue, with up to 10 mm expected during during the remainder of Tuesday. Snowmelt may contribute to runoff.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next few days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

Elevated river levels are falling along the River Derwent above the River Ouse.

River Clyde:

River levels remain elevated along the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 0.85 metres and steady.

Styx River:

Renewed river level rises are occurring along the Styx River, in response to overnight rainfall.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding has eased along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. No further flooding is expected.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.54 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Tuesday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.45 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) 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 Clair1.82Steady08:00 AM TUE 21/08/18
River Ouse at Ashton1.21Steady08:30 AM TUE 21/08/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.97Steady08:30 AM TUE 21/08/18
River Clyde at Bothwell0.85Steady08:00 AM TUE 21/08/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.54Steady09:00 AM TUE 21/08/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.45Steady09:06 AM TUE 21/08/18
Tyenna River at Newbury0.84Steady08:15 AM TUE 21/08/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.50Rising09:14 AM TUE 21/08/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.90Falling09:20 AM TUE 21/08/18

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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