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Flood levels reach peak at Ouse, minor flooding in Derwent possible tonight

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Moderate Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 12:34pm on Friday 14 October 2022

Flood Warning Number: 7

RIVER LEVELS HAVE PEAKED IN RIVER OUSE AT ASHTON AND ARE AROUND A PEAK AT 3B WEIR WITH MODERATE FLOODING

MINOR FLOODING IS LIKELY TO DEVELOP IN THE RIVER DERWENT FROM FRIDAY EVENING

River level rises have started to ease along the Ouse River below Liawenee. Moderate flooding will continue at Ashton and at 3B Weir on River Ouse during Friday. Minor flooding may develop along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam from Friday evening.

In the 24 hours to 12:00 pm Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 50-200 mm have been observed in northern parts of the Derwent catchment around elevated areas, with an isolated total up to 300 mm recorded around Great Lake. Further rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast across the northern parts of the Derwent catchment during the remainder of Friday.

Strong and dangerous flows are likely to be be a hazard over coming days.

River Ouse:

Moderate flooding is occurring along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton peaked at 3.79 metres around 10am Friday 14 October and is currently at 3.71 metres and falling. The River Ouse at Ashton is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (3.20 m) Friday evening.

The River Ouse at 3B Weir is currently at 4.06 metres and falling. The River Ouse at Ouse is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (3.70 m) Friday evening.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 2.55 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to reach the minor flood level (4.10 m) Friday evening.

Flood Safety Advice:

SES flood warnings can be found at TasALERT www.alert.tas.gov.au

Flood and storm safety 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 10pm on Friday 14 October 2022.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.73Steady11:15 AM FRI 14/10/22
River Ouse at Ashton3.62Falling12:00 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Ouse at 3B Weir4.06Falling12:15 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Clyde at Bothwell1.14Rising10:00 AM FRI 14/10/22
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.55Steady12:15 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains0.68Steady11:41 AM FRI 14/10/22
Tyenna River at Newbury0.75Steady11:00 AM FRI 14/10/22
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.18Steady12:04 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.18Rising12:27 PM FRI 14/10/22

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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