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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - South Esk

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the South Esk River

Issued at 10:00 am EST on Thursday 28 July 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 21

Minor flooding has eased about Fingal and flooding is not expected to extend
downstream.

No significant rainfall is forecast in the north east for Thursday, although
snow melt is likely to maintain high river levels for the next few days.

Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard throughout the South Esk
catchment. Trevallyn Dam is expected to continue to spill down the Cataract
Gorge towards Launceston for the next few days.

Break O'Day River:
No further flooding is expected in the Break O'Day River.

South Esk River above Fingal:
No further flooding is expected in the South Esk River above Fingal.

St Pauls River:
No further flooding is expected in the St Pauls River.

South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn:
No further flooding is expected in the South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn.

The South Esk River at Fingal peaked at 4.00 metres around midnight Wednesday
into Thursday and is currently at 3.85 metres and falling.

The South Esk River at Llewellyn is currently at 2.74 metres and falling.
Forecast rainfall and snow melt are expected to maintain high river levels in
the middle reaches of the South Esk River over the next few days.

Nile River:
No further flooding is expected in the Nile River.

South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth:
No further flooding is expected in the South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth.

The South Esk at Perth is currently at 3.25 metres and steady.

South Esk River - Perth to Longford:
No further flooding is expected in the South Esk River - Perth to Longford.

The South Esk River at Longford is currently at 1.70 metres and steady.

South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake Trevallyn:
Strong flows will continue along the South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake
Trevallyn during Thursday.

Strong flows in the South Esk will maintain high river levels below Trevallyn
Pond into Friday. Trevallyn Dam is expected to continue to spill down the
Cataract Gorge towards Launceston over the next few days.

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:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon, 0.59, Falling, 08:00 AM THU 28/07/16
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge, 1.05, Falling, 08:00 AM THU 28/07/16
South Esk River at Mathinna, 1.13, Falling, 09:47 AM THU 28/07/16
South Esk River at Fingal, 3.85, Falling, 09:40 AM THU 28/07/16
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill, 0.85, Steady, 08:55 AM THU 28/07/16
St Pauls River above Avoca, 0.89, Falling, 08:00 AM THU 28/07/16
South Esk River at Llewellyn, 2.75, Falling, 08:30 AM THU 28/07/16
South Esk River at Perth, 3.25, Steady, 08:00 AM THU 28/07/16
South Esk River at Longford, 1.70, Steady, 09:14 AM THU 28/07/16
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond, 127.35, Steady, 09:00 AM THU 28/07/16

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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