Sunday, July 14, 2019

Update to minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:51 am on Sunday 14 July 2019
Flood Warning Number: 3

Minor flooding is occurring along the Styx River. Renewed river rises are occurring along River Derwent tributaries and minor flooding may develop along the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Monday. Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk.
River rises are occurring in the upper Derwent, Nive, Ouse, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty Rivers.
Snowmelt may add to runoff.
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 0.97 metres and steady. River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Sunday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

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

Tyenna River:

Renewed river rises are occurring in the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Styx River. The Styx River at Bruces Bridge is currently 2.08 m and rising. River levels may remain around the minor flood level (2.0 m) during Sunday.

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 3.23 metres and rising. Renewed rises are expected from Sunday. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may reach the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Monday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.27 metres and falling. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is likely to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Sunday and Monday.

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 1.00 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Sunday and Monday.


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 Monday 15 July 2019.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.88Steady12:30 PM SAT 13/07/19
River Ouse at Ashton0.98Steady10:00 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.89Steady10:00 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.05Steady10:00 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.23Rising10:00 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.28Falling09:51 AM SUN 14/07/19
Tyenna River at Newbury1.09Steady10:15 AM SUN 14/07/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge2.08Rising10:08 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.00Rising10:35 AM SUN 14/07/19

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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