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Final flood watch for Derwent, Ouse, Clyde rivers

Final Flood Watch for eastern half of Tasmania, issued at 11:12am on Sunday 13 June 2021, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Risk of flooding has eased in the Flood Watch area except for South Esk River, Macquarie River and Meander River at Westwood Bridge.

A complex low pressure system brought heavy rain to eastern Tasmania. Most catchments in the flood watch area are wet from recent rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 11am Sunday, rainfall totals of 5-10 mm were recorded along eastern Tasmania. Showers are forecast for the remainder of Sunday.

Strong river rises have occurred as a result of the recent rainfall. River levels are now easing in the Flood Watch area. Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:

  • East Coastal Rivers (north and south of Bicheno)
  • Huon River
  • Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
  • Derwent River (including Ouse and Clyde)
  • Coal River
  • South East

Moderate flood warnings are current for the South Esk and Macquarie Rivers. Minor flood warnings are current for the Jordan River and Meander River at Westwood Bridge (due to backwater flow from South Esk).

Note: This Flood Watch is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch. For more information on the Flood Watch Service: 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 telephone number 132 500.
  • For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

This is a final flood watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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