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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - North Esk River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the North Esk River

Issued at 3:56 pm EST on Saturday 13 August 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 8

River levels in the North Esk catchment are now below their minor flood levels
and expected to continue slowly easing overnight Saturday into Sunday.

In the 24 hours to 9AM Saturday, rainfall totals of 10 to 30 mm were reported
about the catchment with a higher total reported for Mount Barrow. A further
5-10 mm of rain is expected for the remainder of Saturday.

Showers expected Saturday evening and snow melt may increase runoff and
maintain river levels high. Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard
throughout the North Esk catchment for the next few days.

St Patricks River:
River levels are expected to remain below minor flood levels in the St Patricks
River overnight Saturday into Sunday.

The St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake is currently at 1.15 metres and
falling.

Upper North Esk River:
River levels in the upper reaches of the North Esk River are expected to remain
below minor flood levels overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Lower North Esk River around Corra Linn:
River levels are expected to remain below minor flood levels in the Lower North
Esk River around Corra Linn overnight Saturday into Sunday.

The North Esk River at Corra Linn peaked at 2.70 metres around midday Saturday
and is currently at 2.66 metres and falling. The North Esk River at Corra Linn
is expected to remain around 2.65 metres Saturday evening.

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:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake, 1.15, Falling, 03:27 PM SAT 13/08/16
North Esk River at Ballroom, 1.54, Steady, 12:00 PM SAT 13/08/16
North Esk River at Corra Linn, 2.66, Falling, 03:09 PM SAT 13/08/16

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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