Minor flood warning continues

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 2:54pm on Friday 20 July 2018


Flood Warning Number: 6
Minor flooding is occurring along the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam and is likely to develop around New Norfolk Friday afternoon.
River levels in many River Derwent tributaries have peaked and will recede slowly during Friday.
Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard in the Derwent catchment over the next few days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

River levels in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries have peaked and will recede slowly during Friday.

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:

River levels are easing in the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam.

Tyenna River:

River levels are easing in the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

No further flooding is expected along the Styx River at Bruces Bridge.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is occurring along 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 is expected to fall below the minor flood level (4.10 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains will remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m).

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding is expected along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to peak near the minor flood level of 2.00 metres late Friday afternoon, with the high tide.


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 21 July 2018.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair 2.26 Steady 01:30 PM FRI 20/07/18
River Ouse at Ashton 1.57 Steady 02:00 PM FRI 20/07/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir 1.26 Steady 01:30 PM FRI 20/07/18
River Clyde at Bothwell 0.93 Steady 02:00 PM FRI 20/07/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam 4.63 Falling 02:00 PM FRI 20/07/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 3.43 Steady 02:07 PM FRI 20/07/18
Tyenna River at Newbury 1.12 Steady 02:00 PM FRI 20/07/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge 1.38 Steady 02:41 PM FRI 20/07/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk 1.65 Rising 02:42 PM FRI 20/07/18

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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