Ouse River minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

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

Issued at 8:30 am EST on Tuesday 24 July 2018

Flood Warning Number: 2
Minor flooding may develop along the River Ouse around Ashton and Ouse overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, based on forecast rainfall in the upper catchment. Lake Augusta is near full capacity and likely to spill during Tuesday.
Rainfall totals of around 10 mm were observed across the upper catchment overnight Monday into Tuesday, with isolated totals up to 24 mm.
A second cold front will cross Tasmania during Tuesday. Widespread 24 hour rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast in the catchment. Higher rainfall totals up to 50 mm are possible in elevated areas.
Strong river rises are possible in the upper River Derwent and the Nive, Florentine and Clyde tributaries from Tuesday evening.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

Strong river rises are possible in the upper River Derwent.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) overnight Tuesday into 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:

The next warning will be issued by 03:30 pm on Tuesday 24 July 2018.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair 1.80 Steady 08:30 PM MON 23/07/18
River Ouse at Ashton 1.12 Steady 07:00 AM TUE 24/07/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir 0.94 Steady 06:30 AM TUE 24/07/18
River Clyde at Bothwell 0.53 Steady 06:00 AM TUE 24/07/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam 2.78 Steady 07:30 AM TUE 24/07/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 1.80 Falling 07:26 AM TUE 24/07/18
Tyenna River at Newbury 0.74 Steady 06:00 AM TUE 24/07/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge 1.00 Steady 07:41 AM TUE 24/07/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk 1.03 Falling 07:52 AM TUE 24/07/18

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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