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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - South Esk

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

FINAL FLOOD WARNING

FINAL MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SOUTH ESK RIVER
Issued at 9:58 am EDT on Tuesday 17 February 2015
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 7


The minor flood warning for the South Esk River is now finalised.

The South Esk River at Llewellyn peaked below the minor flood level overnight
Monday and is now easing slowly. Further rises below minor flood levels will
occur in the lower reaches about Perth and Longford during Tuesday and
Wednesday as the main flood peak moves downstream.

River levels throughout the upper reaches of the South Esk River are now below
Minor flood levels and continue to ease. Strong and dangerous flows will remain
a hazard throughout the South Esk catchment over the next few days.

No significant rainfall forecast for Tuesday.

Above Fingal
River levels throughout the upper reaches of the South Esk river are below
Minor flood levels and will continue to ease over the next few days.

St Pauls River
River levels in the St Pauls catchment are below Minor flood levels and easing
throughout the catchment.

Fingal to Llewellyn
Minor flooding has now eased about Fingal. The river level at Llewellyn peaked
below the minor flood level overnight Monday and is now easing slowly.

Nile River
River levels are below Minor flood levels and easing.

Llewellyn to Perth
River levels about Perth will continue to rise slowly during Tuesday as the
main flood peak moves downstream, with the river expected to peak below the
Minor flood level late on Tuesday.

Perth to Trevallyn Dam
River rises below minor flood levels are expected between Longford and
Trevallyn Dam over the next few days.

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

South Esk River at Perth, 3.6 - 3.9m (BELOW MINOR), Tuesday evening, 17/02/2015
South Esk River at Longford 1.6 - 1.9m (BELOW MINOR), Wednesday evening,
18/02/2015

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:
Cloudy with a few light showers.

Next Issue:
No further flood warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon 0.83m steady 04:00 AM TUE 17/02/15
South Esk Rv at Upper Esk Road Bridge 0.82m steady 04:00 AM TUE 17/02/15
South Esk River at Mathinna 0.80m falling 08:41 AM TUE 17/02/15
South Esk River at Fingal 3.83m falling 09:06 AM TUE 17/02/15
St. Pauls River at Lewis Hill 1.27m falling 08:40 AM TUE 17/02/15
St. Pauls River above Avoca 1.51m falling 04:00 AM TUE 17/02/15
South Esk River at Llewellyn 3.74m falling 07:00 AM TUE 17/02/15
South Esk River at Perth 1.98m steady 09:29 AM TUE 17/02/15
South Esk River at Longford 0.43m steady 09:30 AM TUE 17/02/15
South Esk River at Trevallyn Dam 118.44m steady 09:00 AM TUE 17/02/15

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

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