Final flood warning for River Ouse

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Final Flood Warning for the River Ouse in the River Derwent Catchment

Issued at 8:44 am on Wednesday 25 July 2018


Flood Warning Number: 4
Minor flooding is no longer expected along the River Ouse during Wednesday.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday widespread rainfall totals of 10-20 mm were observed in the Derwent catchment, with isolated totals up to 35 mm.
A further 5-10 mm is forecast for Wednesday, mainly in the west and southwest parts of the catchment. Higher rainfall totals are possible in elevated areas.
River rises are likely in the River Derwent and its tributaries during Wednesday as flows move downstream.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding is no longer expected along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Wednesday.
The River Ouse at Ouse is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Wednesday.


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:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair 1.81 Steady 01:00 AM WED 25/07/18
River Ouse at Ashton 1.39 Steady 08:00 AM WED 25/07/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir 1.01 Steady 08:00 AM WED 25/07/18
River Clyde at Bothwell 0.50 Steady 08:00 AM WED 25/07/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam 2.85 Steady 08:00 AM WED 25/07/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 1.70 Steady 08:07 AM WED 25/07/18
Tyenna River at Newbury 0.81 Steady 08:00 AM WED 25/07/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge 1.45 Falling 08:34 AM WED 25/07/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk 1.08 Rising 08:37 AM WED 25/07/18


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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