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Minor flooding in the rivers Ouse and Derwent

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:44pm on Friday 14 October 2022

Flood Warning Number: 8

MINOR FLOODING IS CONTINUING TO EASE IN THE RIVER OUSE

A MINOR FLOODING PEAK OF 5.60 METRES WAS RECORDED AT MEADOWBANK DAM IN THE RIVER DERWENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Minor flooding is continuing to ease along the River Ouse. Minor flooding is occurring at the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

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. No significant rainfall has been recorded since 12:00 pm or is forecast for the remainder of Friday or into Saturday.

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

River Ouse:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 2.81 metres and falling. The River Ouse at Ashton is likely to fall below the minor flood level (2.40 m) Saturday morning.

The River Ouse at 3B Weir peaked at 4.10 metres around 11:15 am Friday 14 October and is currently at 3.06 metres and falling. The River Ouse at Ouse is likely to fall below the minor flood level (3.00 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 5.60 metres around 04:15 pm Friday 14 October and is currently at 4.13 metres and rising. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to remain around the minor flood level (4.10 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

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 Saturday 15 October 2022.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.79Steady08:15 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Ouse at Ashton2.77Falling09:15 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Ouse at 3B Weir3.06Falling09:15 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Clyde at Bothwell1.54Steady07:00 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.13Rising09:15 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.08Rising09:06 PM FRI 14/10/22
Tyenna River at Newbury0.69Steady07:00 PM FRI 14/10/22
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.13Steady09:04 PM FRI 14/10/22
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.43Steady09:07 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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