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Flooding no longer expected

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 10:57am on Wednesday 7 October 2020

Flood Warning Number: 4

FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED IN THE RIVER DERWENT DURING WEDNESDAY.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, no rainfall was recorded in the Derwent River catchment. No significant rainfall is forecast during Wednesday. Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.

River Derwent above River Ouse: Flooding is no longer expected in the River Derwent above River Ouse. River levels are slowly receding in the River Ouse.

River Ouse: No flooding is expected in the River Ouse. The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.17 metres and falling. The River Ouse at Ashton will remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Wednesday. There are currently no river level observations for the River Ouse at Ouse. The River Ouse at Ouse will remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Wednesday.

River Clyde: No flooding is expected in the River Clyde. The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 0.94 metres and falling. The River Clyde at Bothwell will remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Wednesday. No observations are currently available for the Clyde River at Hamilton The River Clyde at Hamilton will remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Wednesday.

Tyenna River: River levels are slowly easing in the Tyenna River.

Styx River: River levels are slowly easing in the Styx River.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam: Flooding is no longer expected in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.28 metres and falling. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam will remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Wednesday.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.20 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains will remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Wednesday.

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 1.60 Steady 08:30 AM WED 07/10/20
River Ouse at Ashton 1.17 Falling 09:45 AM WED 07/10/20
River Ouse at 3B Weir 0.96 Steady 09:30 AM WED 07/10/20
River Clyde at Bothwell 0.94 Falling 09:00 AM WED 07/10/20
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam 3.28 Falling 09:45 AM WED 07/10/20
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 2.20 Steady 08:54 AM WED 07/10/20
Tyenna River at Newbury 0.87 Steady 09:15 AM WED 07/10/20
Styx River at Bruces Bridge 1.10 Rising 10:16 AM WED 07/10/20
River Derwent at New Norfolk 0.58 Rising 09:47 AM WED 07/10/20

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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