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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 3:39 pm EDT on Thursday 24 November 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 3

Minor flooding has eased in the St Paul's River at Lewis Hill. Minor flooding
is not expected to extend downstream along the South Esk River.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday the highest reported rainfall was 63 mm at
Gray in the upper reaches of the South Esk. Rainfall has eased, with a medium
(50%) chance of showers on Thursday evening.

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

Break O'Day River:
The river peaked below the Minor flood level on Thursday morning.

South Esk River above Fingal:
No significant river rises are expected in the upper reaches of the South Esk
River above Fingal.

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

The St Pauls River at Lewis Hill peaked at 1.70 metres around 09:00 am Thursday
24 November and is currently at 1.62 metres and falling.

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

The South Esk River at Fingal is currently at 2.88 metres and rising. The South
Esk River at Fingal will remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during
Thursday.

The South Esk River at Llewellyn will remain below the minor flood level (4.00
m) during Thursday.

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

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

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

South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake Trevallyn:
No flooding is expected in the South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake
Trevallyn.

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:
Meander River at Westwood Bridge, 1.10, Steady, 03:27 PM THU 24/11/16
Break O'Day River at Killymoon, 1.09, Falling, 03:00 PM THU 24/11/16
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge, 0.81, Steady, 03:15 PM THU 24/11/16
South Esk River at Mathinna, 0.78, Steady, 02:46 PM THU 24/11/16
South Esk River at Fingal, 2.88, Rising, 03:14 PM THU 24/11/16
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill, 1.63, Falling, 02:57 PM THU 24/11/16
St Pauls River above Avoca, 0.90, Steady, 03:00 PM THU 24/11/16
South Esk River at Llewellyn, 2.08, Steady, 02:30 PM THU 24/11/16
South Esk River at Perth, 2.35, Steady, 03:00 PM THU 24/11/16
South Esk River at Longford, 0.63, Steady, 03:08 PM THU 24/11/16
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond, 124.56, Steady, 03:00 PM THU 24/11/16

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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