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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Meander River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOWER MEANDER RIVER BASIN
Issued at 5:04 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 4

Minor flooding is expected to develop in the lower reaches of the Meander River
about Strathbridge and Westwood Bridge overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Rainfall totals up to 15mm were observed in the Meander catchment since 9AM
Tuesday. For the remainder of Wednesday and into Thursday, further rainfall
totals of up to 30mm are expected.

Above Deloraine
The Meander River at Meander is expected to peak below the Minor Flood Level
(2.0 metres). With forecast rainfall renewed rises are likely, however river
levels are expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level.

Deloraine to Strathbridge
The Meander River at Deloraine township is expected to peak below the Minor
Flood Level (2.0 metres) during Wednesday. With forecast rainfall renewed rises
are likely, however river levels are expected to remain below the Minor Flood
Level.

Below Strathbridge
The Meander River at Strathbridge is currently peaking below the Minor Flood
Level (5.0 metres). With forecast rainfall minor flooding is expected to
develop at Strathbridge and Westwood bridge overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Based on observed and forecast rainfall, the following river peak heights are
predicted:

Meander River at Strathbridge 5.0 - 5.5 metres (MINOR) Thursday afternoon
31/07/2014

Meander River at Westwood Bridge 3.9 - 4.1 metres (MINOR) Thursday evening
31/07/2014

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.

Weather Forecast:
Showers continuing Wednesday, becoming heavy during Thursday.

Next Issue:
By 9:00AM EST on Thursday 31 July 2014

Latest River Heights:
Meander River at Meander 1.47m steady 02:30 PM WED 30/07/14
MEANDER RIVER AT DELORAINE RAILWAY BRIDGE 1.41m steady 04:05 PM WED 30/07/14
Meander River at Strathbridge 4.85m steady 04:00 PM WED 30/07/14
Meander River at Westwood Bridge 3.3m steady 04:38 PM WED 30/07/14
LIFFEY RIVER UPSTREAM WEST CHANNEL 1.36m steady 04:00 PM WED 30/07/14
LIFFEY RIVER AT CARRICK 1.36m steady 04:00 PM WED 30/07/14

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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