Final Flood Warning for the tributaries of the lower River Derwent
including Styx, Tyenna and Plenty rivers
Issued at 9:40 am EST on Saturday 7 May 2022
Flood Warning Number: 3
FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED IN THE TRIBUTARIES OF THE LOWER RIVER DERWENT
River levels are easing in the tributaries of the lower River Derwent including Styx River, Tyenna River and Plenty River.
Since 9:00 am Friday, rainfall totals of 5 -15 mm with isolated totals up to 35 mm have been recorded in the River Derwent catchment. Further rainfall totals of 10 – 20 mm are possible during the remainder of Saturday.
Strong and dangerous flows are likely to be be a hazard over coming days.
Flooding is no longer expected in the Tyenna River.
No further flooding is expected in the Styx River.
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
No flooding is expected in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 1.44 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Saturday and Sunday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 0.85 metres and falling. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday and Sunday.
River Derwent around New Norfolk:
Flooding is no longer expected in the River Derwent around New Norfolk. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 0.17 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Saturday and Sunday.
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 warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
LocationHeight of River (m) TendencyDate/Time of ObservationRiver Derwent below Lake St Clair0.79Steady09:15 AM SAT 07/05/22River Ouse at Ashton0.35Steady09:00 AM SAT 07/05/22River Ouse at 3B Weir0.65Steady09:15 AM SAT 07/05/22River Clyde at Bothwell0.15Steady04:00 AM SAT 07/05/22River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam1.44Steady09:15 AM SAT 07/05/22River Derwent at Macquarie Plains0.85Falling08:57 AM SAT 07/05/22Tyenna River at Newbury0.74Steady08:00 AM SAT 07/05/22Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.23Steady08:47 AM SAT 07/05/22River Derwent at New Norfolk0.18Rising09:28 AM SAT 07/05/22
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.