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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 3:55 pm EST on Saturday 25 June 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 18

Minor flooding continues in the middle and lower reaches about Fingal,
Llewellyn and Perth as the main flood peak moves downstream.

Trevallyn Dam is currently spilling water down Cataract Gorge through to
Launceston due to inflows from the South Esk and Macquarie Rivers.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the northeast for Saturday or Sunday

A Minor flood warning is current for the Macquarie River.

Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard along the South Esk river
catchment 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 upper reaches of the South Esk river
above Fingal.

St Pauls River:
River levels on the St Pauls River are now below the minor flood level and
continue to ease.

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

South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn:
Minor flooding is expected to continue in the middle reaches about Fingal and
Llewellyn during Saturday.

The South Esk River at Fingal peaked at 5.28 metres around 02:20 pm Friday 24
June and is currently at 4.25 metres and falling.

The South Esk River at Llewellyn peaked at 4.44 metres around 10:00 am Saturday
25 June and is currently at 4.28 metres and falling.

Nile River:
River levels in the Nile River peaked overnight Thursday and are now easing.

South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth:
Minor flooding is occurring along the South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth. The
South Esk at Perth is expected to remain around the current level until Sunday
morning before easing slowly.

The South Esk at Perth is currently at 4.53 metres and steady. The South Esk at
Perth is expected to peak between 4.40 and 4.70 metres Sunday morning.

South Esk River - Perth to Longford:
River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level in the South
Esk River at Longford.

The South Esk River at Longford is currently at 2.42 metres and steady. The
South Esk River at Longford is expected to remain around between 2.20 and 2.50
metres during Saturday into Sunday before easing slowly.

South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake Trevallyn:
Trevallyn Dam is currently spilling water down Cataract Gorge through to
Launceston due to inflows from the South Esk and Macquarie Rivers.

The flow over South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond is expected to remain around
between 250 to 300 cumecs during Saturday and Sunday before easing slowly.

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 10:00 am EST on Sunday 26 June 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon, 0.68, Falling, 02:00 PM SAT 25/06/16
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge, 1.01, Falling, 02:00 PM SAT 25/06/16
South Esk River at Mathinna, 1.18, Falling, 02:47 PM SAT 25/06/16
South Esk River at Fingal, 4.25, Falling, 03:41 PM SAT 25/06/16
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill, 1.40, Falling, 02:46 PM SAT 25/06/16
St Pauls River above Avoca, 1.69, Falling, 02:00 PM SAT 25/06/16
South Esk River at Llewellyn, 4.28, Falling, 03:00 PM SAT 25/06/16
South Esk River at Perth, 4.38, Steady, 02:00 PM SAT 25/06/16
South Esk River at Longford, 2.43, Steady, 03:16 PM SAT 25/06/16
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond, 127.75, Steady, 02:55 PM SAT 25/06/16

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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