Final flood warning for the Derwent

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 4:23pm on Saturday 21 July 2018


Flood Warning Number: 7
All river levels in the River Derwent are now below their minor flood levels. No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent during Saturday and Sunday.
River levels along the River Derwent and its tributaries will continue easing during Saturday and Sunday.
Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard in the Derwent catchment over the next few days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

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

River Ouse:

No further flooding is expected in the River Ouse.

River Clyde:

No further flooding is expected in the River Clyde.

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 peaked at 5.60 metres around 06:30 pm Thursday 19 July. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam will remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) overnight Saturday into Sunday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 3.10 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains will remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk will remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) overnight Saturday into Sunday.


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 2.16 Steady 03:00 PM SAT 21/07/18
River Ouse at Ashton 1.36 Steady 03:30 PM SAT 21/07/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir 1.06 Steady 03:00 PM SAT 21/07/18
River Clyde at Bothwell 0.83 Steady 02:00 PM SAT 21/07/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam 3.99 Falling 03:30 PM SAT 21/07/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 3.00 Steady 04:07 PM SAT 21/07/18
Tyenna River at Newbury 1.03 Steady 02:00 PM SAT 21/07/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge 1.25 Steady 03:41 PM SAT 21/07/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk 1.45 Rising 04:12 PM SAT 21/07/18


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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