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Final flood warning for the River Derwent

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:48 am on Tuesday 3 August 2021

Flood Warning Number 7: NO FURTHER FLOODING EXPECTED RIVER DERWENT BELOW MEADOWBANK

River levels along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam are expected to remain below the minor flood level over coming days. River levels remain elevated following recent flooding. In the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, up to 5 mm of rainfall was recorded in the Derwent River catchment (Tim Shea Summit 5 mm). No significant rainfall is forecast for the Derwent catchment over coming days. Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.25 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Tuesday. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.23 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Tuesday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

No flooding is expected in the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

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:

This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.99Steady10:00 AM TUE 03/08/21
River Ouse at Ashton1.51Steady10:00 AM TUE 03/08/21
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.13Steady10:00 AM TUE 03/08/21
River Clyde at Bothwell0.24Steady08:00 AM TUE 03/08/21
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.25Steady10:05 AM TUE 03/08/21
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.23Steady10:42 AM TUE 03/08/21
Tyenna River at Newbury0.85Steady08:00 AM TUE 03/08/21
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.78Rising10:15 AM TUE 03/08/21

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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