Minor flood warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the Derwent River


Issued at 4:59pm on Friday 11 May 2018


Flood Warning Number: 5

Minor flooding is occurring in the Styx River and strong river rises have been observed in the Plenty and Tyenna rivers. Minor flooding may develop in the lower Derwent River around New Norfolk overnight Friday into Saturday.
Since 9am Thursday rainfall totals of up to 150mm have been recorded in the lower Derwent River catchment.
Rainfall has now eased, and no significant rainfall is forecast for the weekend.
Strong and dangerous flows are likely to remain a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment over the next few days.

Tyenna River:

Strong river rises are occurring along the Tyenna River during Friday.

Styx River:

The Styx River at Bruces Bridge exceeded the minor flood level (2.0m) early Friday morning, with the river level now easing.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk may reach the minor flood level (2.0m) overnight Friday into 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 10am on Saturday 12 May 2018.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair 1.06 Steady 03:30 PM FRI 11/05/18
River Ouse at Ashton 0.25 Steady 03:30 PM FRI 11/05/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir 0.60 Steady 04:00 PM FRI 11/05/18
River Clyde at Bothwell 0.31 Steady 04:00 PM FRI 11/05/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam 1.44 Steady 04:00 PM FRI 11/05/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 1.35 Falling 04:49 PM FRI 11/05/18
Tyenna River at Newbury 0.97 Steady 04:00 PM FRI 11/05/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge 1.95 Falling 04:51 PM FRI 11/05/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk 1.13 Rising 04:42 PM FRI 11/05/18


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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