Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - North Esk River
Final Flood Warning for the North Esk River
Issued at 9:26 am EDT on Monday 10 October 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Warning Number: 2
Small river rises have been observed throughout the catchment in response to
rainfall overnight Sunday, but are expected to remain below their minor flood
In the 24 hours to 9AM Monday, rainfall totals of 10 to 20mm have been observed
in the North Esk catchment. A further 5 to 10mm are still possible Monday.
Strong and dangerous flows a likely to remain a hazard in throughout the North
Esk catchment over the next few days.
St Patricks River:
Minor flooding is not expected in the St Patricks River.
The St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake is currently at 0.98 metres and
steady. The St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake is expected to remain below
the minor flood level (1.50 m).
Upper North Esk River:
River levels in the upper North Esk River are expected to remain below the
minor flood level.
Lower North Esk River around Corra Linn:
Minor flooding is no longer expected in the Lower North Esk River around Corra
The North Esk River at Corra Linn is currently at 2.17 metres and steady. The
North Esk River at Corra Linn is expected to remain below the minor flood level
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.
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake, 0.98, Steady, 09:03 AM MON 10/10/16
North Esk River at Ballroom, 1.21, Steady, 07:00 AM MON 10/10/16
North Esk River at Corra Linn, 2.20, Rising, 09:07 AM MON 10/10/16
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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