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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - South Esk

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

FINAL FLOOD WARNING

FINAL FLOOD WARNING FOR THE UPPER SOUTH ESK RIVER
Issued at 10:10 am EST on Thursday 7 May 2015
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 3


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

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.

Small river rises below minor flood levels are expected downstream of Llewellyn
over the next few days.

Rainfall totals of up to 30 mm were observed about the upper reaches of the
South Esk river in the 24 hours to 9am Thursday. No further significant
rainfall is expected in the area for the remainder of Thursday.

Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard over the next few days
throughout the upper reaches of the South Esk catchment.

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
The South Esk river peaked near the Minor flood level (4.0 metres) at Fingal
during Wednesday afternoon and is now easing.

Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Llewellyn.

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

Llewellyn to Perth
Further small river rises below minor flood levels are expected about Perth
during Thursday as the main flood peak moves downstream.

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

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Nil

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:
Slight chance of showers during afternoon. Snow falling above 600 metres.

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

Latest River Heights:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon 0.47m steady 08:00 AM THU 07/05/15
SOUTH ESK RV AT UPPER ESK ROAD BRIDGE 0.92m steady 08:00 AM THU 07/05/15
SOUTH ESK RIVER AT MATHINNA 0.68m steady 09:38 AM THU 07/05/15
South Esk River at Fingal 3m steady 09:57 AM THU 07/05/15
St. Pauls River at Lewis Hill 0.43m steady 09:39 AM THU 07/05/15
St. Pauls River above Avoca 0.72m steady 08:15 AM THU 07/05/15
South Esk River at Llewellyn 1.8m steady 08:00 AM THU 07/05/15
South Esk River at Perth 2.17m falling 09:40 AM THU 07/05/15
South Esk River at Longford 0.8m steady 09:24 AM THU 07/05/15
South Esk River at Trevallyn Dam 124.28m steady 09:25 AM THU 07/05/15

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

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