Friday, August 23, 2019

Final flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:09am on Friday 23 August 2019


Flood Warning Number: 3

The Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam has fallen below the minor flood level. Downstream river levels at Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk are expected to remain below the minor flood level.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Friday rainfall totals of 5-16 mm were observed in the upper Derwent River catchment, with less than 5 mm recorded in the lower reaches. No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Friday.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent above River Ouse.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam.

Tyenna River:

No further flooding is expected in the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

No further flooding is expected in the Styx River.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.69 metres and steady. Levels in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam remain elevated but are expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Friday.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 3.15 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Friday.


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 Clair2.12Steady09:30 AM FRI 23/08/19
River Ouse at Ashton1.23Steady09:30 AM FRI 23/08/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.98Steady09:30 AM FRI 23/08/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.13Steady08:00 AM FRI 23/08/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.69Steady09:45 AM FRI 23/08/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.68Steady09:51 AM FRI 23/08/19
Tyenna River at Newbury0.98Steady08:15 AM FRI 23/08/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.20Rising10:04 AM FRI 23/08/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.75Steady09:21 AM FRI 23/08/19

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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