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Initial minor flood warning for the Derwent catchment

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 4:03pm on Thursday 5 May 2022

Flood Warning Number 1: MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE IN LOWER DERWENT AND TRIBUTARIES FROM FRIDAY BASED ON FORECAST RAINFALL

Minor flooding is possible along the Lower Derwent River and tributaries including Styx River, Tyenna River and Plenty River.

Tyenna River:

Minor flooding may occur along the Tyenna River during Friday.

Styx River:

Minor flooding may occur along the Styx River during Friday.

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 0.76 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may reach the minor flood level (4.10 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 0.50 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Friday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent around New Norfolk. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 0.72 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

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:

The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Friday 06 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.66Steady03:45 PM THU 05/05/22
River Ouse at Ashton0.19Steady03:45 PM THU 05/05/22
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.61Steady03:45 PM THU 05/05/22
River Clyde at Bothwell0.15Rising02:00 PM THU 05/05/22
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam0.76Steady03:45 PM THU 05/05/22
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains0.50Steady03:47 PM THU 05/05/22
Tyenna River at Newbury0.49Steady03:15 PM THU 05/05/22
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.10Steady03:47 PM THU 05/05/22
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.73Rising03:49 PM THU 05/05/22

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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