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Flood watch ends as river levels drop

THE Bureau of Meteorology issued a Final Flood Watch this afternoon for the Derwent, Huon, North, North East, East Coastal and South East catchments. Flooding is no longer expected in the Derwent, Ouse and Clyde rivers.

Issued at 11:59am on Monday 17 August 2020

Flood Watch Number: 4

River levels are generally easing in the flood watch area. Flood Warnings are current for the South Esk, Macquarie, Jordan and Coal rivers.

In the 24 hours since 9am Monday, widespread rainfall totals of 10-25 mm were recorded in east and south east Tasmania, with an isolated high total of 57 mm at Mt Wellington.

Additional rainfall totals of 1-10 mm are expected for the remainder of Monday. Strong river rises have occurred in response to rainfall over the last few days. River levels will continue easing during Monday. A flood warning for the North Esk has been finalised.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Derwent River (including Rivers Ouse and Clyde); Meander River; East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno); Ringarooma River; North Coastal Rivers; Huon River; Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon); East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno); South East.

Flooding warnings are current for the following catchments: South Esk, Macquarie, Jordan and Coal

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtmlhttp://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

For the latest warnings see www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts

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 132 500.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue: This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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