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Minor flood warning for the Styx River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Styx River

Issued at 7:15am on Wednesday 20 September 2023

Flood Warning Number: 1

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT BRUCES BRIDGE WEDNESDAY MORNING

Rainfall from Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning has caused river level rises along the Styx River.

In the 12 hours to 5am Wednesday, rainfall totals of up to 37 mm have been recorded across the Styx River catchment. No further significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Wednesday.

Styx River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Styx River at Bruces Bridge.

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 10am on Thursday 21 September 2023.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.38Steady06:45 AM WED 20/09/23
River Ouse at Ashton0.24Steady03:45 AM WED 20/09/23
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.61Steady06:45 AM WED 20/09/23
River Clyde at Bothwell0.08Steady06:00 AM WED 20/09/23
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam1.99Rising06:45 AM WED 20/09/23
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains0.63Steady06:27 AM WED 20/09/23
Tyenna River at Newbury1.08Steady06:00 AM WED 20/09/23
Styx River at Bruces Bridge2.28Rising07:08 AM WED 20/09/23
River Derwent at 2.5km Upstream New Norfolk Bridge1.93Rising06:00 AM WED 20/09/23
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.78Falling07:10 AM WED 20/09/23

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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