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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - North Esk River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR THE NORTH ESK RIVER BASIN
Issued at 8:04 am EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 6

The North Esk River at Corra Linn peaked around 3.7 metres (Moderate Flood
Level 3.6 metres) during Tuesday afternoon, with river levels currently
falling. With further significant rainfall forecast later today and early
tomorrow, a second peak to around 3.8 metres is expected to occur at Corra Linn
overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

The St Patrick River about Nunamara is above the Minor Flood Level (1.5 metres)
and falling. With the forecast rainfall a second peak above the Minor Flood
level is expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Rainfall totals in the order of 20 to 30mm were observed since 9AM Tuesday.

An additional 40 mm of rainfall is expected during Wednesday and overnight into
Thursday, with higher totals possible about elevated areas.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next few days across the
whole North Esk catchment, mainly where river and stream levels are high.

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

North Esk River at Corra Linn 3.8 - 4.1m (MODERATE), late Wednesday evening,
30/07/2014

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 are expected from late Wednesday morning and overnight into Thursday.

Next Issue:
By 11:00am, Wednesday 30 July 2014

Latest River Heights:
ST. PATRICKS RIVER AT NUNAMARA OFFTAKE 1.52m falling 07:32 AM WED 30/07/14
North Esk River at Ballroom 2.41m steady 06:45 AM WED 30/07/14
North Esk River at Corra Linn 3.19m rising 07:50 AM WED 30/07/14

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

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