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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Derwent River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:12 am EST on Sunday 31 July 2016
Flood Warning Number: 8

No further flooding is expected throughout the River Derwent basin, with all
river levels now below their minor flood levels and easing.

Up to 17mm of rainfall was recorded in the River Derwent catchment in the 24
hours to 9 AM Sunday. No significant further rainfall is expected during
Sunday. Observed rainfall and snow melt may maintain high river levels
throughout the Derwent catchment on Sunday.

Some storages within the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams
spilling.
Strong flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few
days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:
River levels in the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment are expected to
remain below their minor flood levels Sunday into Monday. Some storages within
the Derwent system are at high levels, with several dams spilling.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
River levels in the middle reaches of the Derwent catchment are expected to
remain below their minor flood levels Sunday into Monday.

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

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 4.45 metres around 02:20 pm
Friday 29 July and is currently at 3.84 metres and steady. The River Derwent
below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.10
metres) Sunday into Monday.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.80 metres and steady.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor
flood level (4.0 metres) Sunday into Monday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:
No flooding is expected in the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.45 metres and rising. The
river level at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level
(2.0 metres) Sunday into Monday.

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, 2.01, Steady, 09:00 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton, 1.34, Steady, 08:45 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir, 1.09, Steady, 09:30 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell, 0.75, Steady, 08:00 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam, 3.85, Steady, 09:30 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains, 2.80, Steady, 09:37 AM SUN 31/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury, 0.91, Steady, 08:00 AM SUN 31/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk, 1.08, Falling, 09:50 AM SUN 31/07/16

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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