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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - South Esk

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the South Esk River

Issued at 9:22 pm EST on Saturday 1 October 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 15

Minor flooding continues in the South Esk River catchment from Llewellyn into
the lower reaches of the South Esk River around Perth and Longford. Lake
Trevallyn is continuing to spill through Cataract Gorge down to Launceston.

Since 9am Thursday, widespread rainfall totals of 40 to 60mm have been recorded
about the South Esk catchment. The highest total since 9am Thursday is 88mm at
Mt Victoria. No significant rain is forecast for Saturday.

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

Break O'Day River:
River levels are easing along the Break O'Day catchment.

South Esk River above Fingal:
River levels continue to ease in the upper South Esk River above Fingal.

St Pauls River:
Water levels in the St Pauls River are now below the minor flood level.

The St Pauls River at Lewis Hill peaked at 2.50 metres around 03:00 am Friday
30 September and is currently at 1.60 metres and falling.

South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn:
Minor flooding is occurring along the South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn.

The South Esk River at Fingal peaked at 5.85 metres around 11:30 am Friday 30
September and is currently at 4.55 metres (moderate flood level 5.00 metres)
and falling. The South Esk River at Fingal is expected to remain above the
minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday overnight into Sunday

The South Esk River at Llewellyn peaked at 6.50 metres around 10:30 pm Friday
30 September and is currently at 4.90 metres and falling. The South Esk River
at Llewellyn is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m)
overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Nile River:
River levels continue to ease along the Nile River.

South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth:
Minor flooding is occurring along the South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth.

The South Esk at Perth is currently peaking around 5.8 metres. The South Esk at
Perth is likely to remain above the minor flood level (4.30 m) overnight
Saturday and during Sunday.

South Esk River - Perth to Longford:
Minor flooding is likely along the South Esk River - Perth to Longford.

The South Esk River at Longford is currently at 3.45 metres and rising. The
South Esk River at Longford is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.50 m)
overnight Saturday into Sunday. The river level may peak between 3.50 and 3.80
metres Sunday afternoon.

South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake Trevallyn:
Minor flooding is likely along the South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake
Trevallyn.

Lake Trevallyn is spilling through Cataract Gorge down towards Launceston. The
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond is likely to exceed the minor flood level
(420 cumecs / 128.20 metres) during Sunday. The river level may peak between
600 and 800 cumecs Sunday evening.

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:
The next warning will be issued by 09:30 am EDT on Sunday 02 October 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Meander River at Westwood Bridge, 4.85, Rising, 09:02 PM SAT 01/10/16
Break O'Day River at Killymoon, 0.86, Falling, 08:00 PM SAT 01/10/16
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge, 0.99, Falling, 12:15 PM SAT 01/10/16
South Esk River at Mathinna, 1.15, Falling, 08:47 PM SAT 01/10/16
South Esk River at Fingal, 4.55, Falling, 08:56 PM SAT 01/10/16
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill, 1.60, Falling, 08:56 PM SAT 01/10/16
St Pauls River above Avoca, 2.16, Falling, 06:15 PM SAT 01/10/16
South Esk River at Llewellyn, 4.90, Falling, 08:00 PM SAT 01/10/16
South Esk River at Perth, 5.76, Steady, 06:45 PM SAT 01/10/16
South Esk River at Longford, 3.45, Rising, 09:12 PM SAT 01/10/16
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond, 128.03, Rising, 08:30 PM SAT 01/10/16

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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