Derwent minor flood warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 11:19am on Monday 15 July 2019


Flood Warning Number: 4
Minor flooding will continue in the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Monday. Additional river rises are expected from Tuesday morning due to forecast rainfall and snowmelt.
Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Monday.
River rises are continuing in the upper Derwent, Nive, Ouse, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty Rivers..
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are continuing in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries.

River Ouse:

River rises are occurring along the River Ouse. Lake Augusta is spilling in the upper catchment.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.11 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Monday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are continuing along the Florentine River and the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

Tyenna River:

River rises are continuing along the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

Minor flooding may re-develop along the Styx River overnight Monday into Tuesday due to rainfall forecast overnight and snowmelt . The Styx River at Bruces Bridge is currently 1.70 m and steady. The minor flood level is 2.0 m.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is expected along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 4.05 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain around the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Monday. Additional rises are expected from Tuesday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.77 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Monday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

River rises are continuing along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.20 metres and steady. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Monday.


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 11am on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair 1.91 Steady 04:00 AM MON 15/07/19
River Ouse at Ashton 1.10 Steady 10:30 AM MON 15/07/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir 0.96 Steady 10:30 AM MON 15/07/19
River Clyde at Bothwell 0.09 Steady 10:00 AM MON 15/07/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam 4.05 Steady 10:30 AM MON 15/07/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 2.78 Steady 10:52 AM MON 15/07/19
Tyenna River at Newbury 1.28 Steady 10:15 AM MON 15/07/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge 1.65 Falling 10:58 AM MON 15/07/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk 1.20 Steady 10:24 AM MON 15/07/19


This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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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