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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Meander River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the Lower Meander River

Issued at 4:27 pm EST on Friday 30 September 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 4

Minor flooding is expected to developed in the lower reaches of the Meander
River overnight Friday. Strong river level rises have occurred in the upper and
middle reaches with levels expected to remain below the Minor Flood Level.

50 to 80 mm of rainfall were observed in the Meander catchment in the 24 hours
to 9AM Friday. Less than 10 mm has been observed between 9AM and 4PM Friday.
Further rainfall totals of 10 to 20mm are forecast for the next 24hrs.

Strong and dangerous flows remain a hazard throughout the Meander catchment
over the next few days.

Meander River above Deloraine:
The Meander River at Meander has peaked below the Minor Flood Level.

The Meander River at Meander is currently at 1.68 metres and falling.

Meander River - Deloraine to Strathbridge:
River Levels along the Meander River are expected to remain below the Minor
Flood Level from - Deloraine to Strathbridge.

The Meander River at Deloraine Railway Bridge is currently peaking at 1.71
metres and is below the minor flood level (2.00 m).

Meander River below Strathbridge:
Minor flooding is expected along the Meander River below Strathbridge.

Only generalised flood predictions are available below Strathbridge due to
damage of the river monitoring site sustained during previous flooding. A minor
peak will occur in the Meander River at Strathbridge Friday evening.

The Meander River at Westwood Bridge is currently at 3.05 metres and rising.
The Meander River at Westwood Bridge is expected to exceed the minor flood
level (4.00 m) overnight Friday into Saturday. The river level is likely to
peak between 4.30 and 4.60 metres Saturday morning.

Liffey River:
Strong river rises have occurred along the Liffey River overnight Thursday with
levels to remain high during Friday.

Flood Safety Advice:
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.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Saturday 01 October 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Meander River at Meander, 1.68, Steady, 04:00 PM FRI 30/09/16
Meander River at Deloraine Railway Bridge, 1.70, Steady, 03:30 PM FRI 30/09/16
Meander River at Westwood Bridge, 3.05, Falling, 04:12 PM FRI 30/09/16
Liffey River at Upstream West Channel, 2.10, Steady, 02:15 PM FRI 30/09/16
Liffey River at Carrick, 1.56, Rising, 02:15 PM FRI 30/09/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. 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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