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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Derwent River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

re-issue due to correction

Issued at 2:34 pm EST on Saturday 12 May 2018
Flood Warning Number: 6

Strong river rises have been observed in tributaries of the River Derwent.
Further rises are expected at some locations as flows travel downstream,
however river levels are expected to remain below minor flood levels. Flooding
is not expected in the River Derwent from downstream of Meadowbank Dam to New
Norfolk.

No significant rainfall is forecast over the weekend.

Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard over the next couple of days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:
River rises are occuring in upper Derwent catchment above River Ouse.

River Ouse:
River rises have been observed in the River Ouse and the Shannon River and
river levels are easing during Saturday.

The River Ouse at Ashton peaked below the minor flood level and is currently at
1.13 metres and falling.

River levels observations are not available for the River Ouse at Ouse.
However, based on observations at the upstream station River Ouse at 3B Weir,
river levels are expected to peak early Saturday afternoon below the minor
flood level.

River Clyde:
River rises have been observed in the River Clyde catchment and further rises
are expected downstream of Bothwell, including at Hamilton. River levels are
expected to remain below minor flood levels.

The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 0.80 metres and steady and is
expected to peak around this level.

No observations are available for the River Clyde at Hamilton. River levels are
expected to rise during Saturday and peak below the minor flood level.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam.

Tyenna River:
River levels are easing in the Tyenna River during Saturday.

Styx River:
River levels are easing in the Styx RIver during Saturday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
River levels in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam and around Macquarie
Plains are expected to remain below the minor flood levels.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:
River levels in the River Derwent around New Norfolk are expected to remain
below the minor flood level.

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:
River Derwent below Lake St Clair, 1.14, Steady, 12:30 PM SAT 12/05/18
River Ouse at Ashton, 1.13, Steady, 01:00 PM SAT 12/05/18
River Ouse at 3B Weir, 0.99, Steady, 12:30 PM SAT 12/05/18
River Clyde at Bothwell, 0.81, Steady, 12:00 PM SAT 12/05/18
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam, 1.92, Rising, 01:00 PM SAT 12/05/18
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains, 0.80, Rising, 01:29 PM SAT 12/05/18
Tyenna River at Newbury, 0.93, Steady, 12:00 PM SAT 12/05/18
Styx River at Bruces Bridge, 1.18, Steady, 01:38 PM SAT 12/05/18
River Derwent at New Norfolk, 0.28, Rising, 01:47 PM SAT 12/05/18

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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