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River Derwent flood warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 9pm on Sunday 4 October 2020

Flood Warning Number: 1

MINOR FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE RIVERS OUSE AND DERWENT DURING MONDAY

River rises are also occurring in the lower Derwent tributaries, including Tyenna and Styx Rivers.

In the 48 hours to 9pm Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 15-55 mm were recorded across the Derwent catchment. Additional rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast for the remainder of Sunday.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.

River Derwent above River Ouse: River rises are occurring along the upper River Derwent and Florentine River.

River Ouse: Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 0.40 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) Monday afternoon.

There are currently no river level observations for the River Ouse at Ouse. The River Ouse at Ouse may reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) Monday afternoon.

River Clyde: Minor flooding may occur along the River Clyde.

The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 0.12 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Monday.

No observations are currently available for the Clyde River at Hamilton The River Clyde at Hamilton may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Monday.

Tyenna River: River levels are rising along the Tyenna River during Sunday.

Styx River: River levels are rising along the Styx River during Sunday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam: Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 2.52 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may reach the minor flood level (4.10 m) Monday afternoon.

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 Monday 05 October 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair 1.25 Steady 07:15 PM SUN 04/10/20
River Ouse at Ashton 0.42 Steady 08:45 PM SUN 04/10/20
River Ouse at 3B Weir 0.65 Steady 08:30 PM SUN 04/10/20
River Clyde at Bothwell 0.12 Steady 07:00 PM SUN 04/10/20
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam 2.51 Steady 08:45 PM SUN 04/10/20
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 1.35 Rising 08:54 PM SUN 04/10/20
Tyenna River at Newbury 0.82 Steady 07:15 PM SUN 04/10/20
Styx River at Bruces Bridge 1.43 Rising 08:51 PM SUN 04/10/20
River Derwent at New Norfolk 0.48 Rising 08:52 PM SUN 04/10/20

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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