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Minor flood warning for rivers Derwent, Ouse and Clyde

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent and for the River Ouse

Issued at 12:26pm on Sunday 30 October 2022

Flood Warning Number 4 (reissued warning to correct sub-catchment severity)

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ALONG RIVER OUSE FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH FORECAST RAINFALL

Renewed river level rises are possible along the River Ouse with forecast rainfall from Monday afternoon.

River levels are easing along the River Clyde and along the River Derwent during Sunday. Forecast rainfall from early Monday may cause renewed river level rises.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.48 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Monday with forecast rainfall.

The River Ouse at 3B Weir is currently at 1.19 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton may reach the minor flood level (3.00 m) during Monday with forecast rainfall.

River Clyde:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Clyde.

The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.47 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.47 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Monday, with forecast rainfall.

No river level observations are currently available for the Clyde River at Hamilton. However, river levels are likely to be now below the minor flood level and steady. The River Clyde at Hamilton may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Monday, with forecast rainfall.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Flooding is no longer expected along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 2.54 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Sunday.

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 12:00 pm EDT on Monday 31 October 2022.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.92Steady10:45 AM SUN 30/10/22
River Ouse at Ashton1.48Steady11:45 AM SUN 30/10/22
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.18Steady11:45 AM SUN 30/10/22
River Clyde at Bothwell1.47Steady10:00 AM SUN 30/10/22
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.54Steady11:45 AM SUN 30/10/22
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.50Falling12:00 PM SUN 30/10/22
Tyenna River at Newbury0.71Steady11:00 AM SUN 30/10/22
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.10Steady12:04 PM SUN 30/10/22
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.10Rising12:06 PM SUN 30/10/22

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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