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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 3:51 pm EST on Monday 22 May 2017
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 4

Minor flooding has eased in the upper South Esk River about Fingal and in the
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill and water levels are expected to continue to fall
during Monday and Tuesday. Minor flooding is not expected to extend further
downstream to Llewellyn and Perth

No significant rainfall is forecast for the South Esk catchment for the next
few days.

Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard throughout the South Esk
catchment for the next few days.

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

The St Pauls River at Lewis Hill is currently at 1.40 metres and falling.

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 water level data is unavailable due to
instrumentation failure. River levels have peaked above the minor flood level
during Sunday and will continue to ease slowly for 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, 0.84, Falling, 02:00 PM MON 22/05/17
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge, 0.79, Steady, 08:30 AM MON 22/05/17
South Esk River at Mathinna, 0.75, Falling, 03:40 PM MON 22/05/17
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill, 1.40, Falling, 03:06 PM MON 22/05/17
St Pauls River above Avoca, 1.69, Rising, 02:15 PM MON 22/05/17
South Esk River at Llewellyn, 2.59, Rising, 02:30 PM MON 22/05/17
South Esk River at Perth, 2.14, Falling, 02:15 PM MON 22/05/17
South Esk River at Longford, 0.55, Steady, 03:09 PM MON 22/05/17
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond, 119.85, Steady, 03:00 PM MON 22/05/17

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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