Saturday, July 13, 2019

Derwent River minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:43am on Saturday 13 July 2019

Flood Warning Number: 2
Minor flooding may develop along the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Saturday morning. Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Saturday.
River rises are occurring in the upper Derwent, Nive, Ouse, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty Rivers.
Snow may accumulate at higher elevations over the weekend.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are occurring in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries.

River Ouse:

River rises are occurring along the River Ouse. Lake Augusta is spilling in the upper catchment.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.42 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton will remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Saturday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

Strong river rises are occurring along the Florentine River and the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

Tyenna River:

River rises are occurring in the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

River rises are occurring along the Styx River. River levels are likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) along the Styx River about Bruces Bridge during Saturday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.89 metres and rising. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to peak between 3.90 and 4.10 metres Saturday morning. The minor flood level is 4.10 m.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.15 metres and rising. River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

River rises are occurring along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.02 metres and falling. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Saturday.


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 11am on Sunday 14 July 2019.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.88Steady09:00 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Ouse at Ashton1.42Steady09:00 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.13Steady08:30 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.07Steady08:00 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.89Rising09:00 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.15Rising09:27 AM SAT 13/07/19
Tyenna River at Newbury1.01Steady08:15 AM SAT 13/07/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.45Falling08:58 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.03Falling09:30 AM SAT 13/07/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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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