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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Derwent River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

FINAL WARNING

FINAL MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT
Issued at 9:26 am EDT on Saturday 19 October 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 8

A Minor Flood Warning for the Lower River Derwent is now finalised.

River levels in the lower reaches of the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam
will drop below the minor flood level (4.1 metres) early Saturday afternoon.

The rest of branches and reaches along the River Derwent are below their minor
flood levels and easing.

Most storages in the Derwent system are full with many dams currently spilling.

No significant rainfall totals are expected along the weekend.

Derwent above Ouse River
River levels to continue easing during the weekend.

Ouse River
River levels to continue easing during the weekend.

Clyde River
River levels to continue easing during the weekend.

Below Meadowbank Dam
River levels in the lower reaches of the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam
will drop below the minor flood level (4.1 metres) early Saturday afternoon.

River levels about Macquarie Plains will continue easing during the weekend.

Tyenna River
River levels to continue easing during the weekend.

Styx River
River levels to continue easing during the weekend.

New Norfolk township
River levels to continue easing during the weekend.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Nil.

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.

Weather Forecast:
Sunny Saturday. Scattered showers on Sunday.

Next Issue:
Nil.

Latest River Heights:
Derwent River below Lk St Clair 2.35m steady 07:05 PM FRI 18/10/13
Ouse River at Ashton 1.08m steady 07:00 AM SAT 19/10/13
Clyde River at Bothwell 0.24m steady 07:00 AM SAT 19/10/13
Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam 4.26m falling 08:00 AM SAT 19/10/13
Derwent River at Macquarie Plains 3.2m falling 08:30 AM SAT 19/10/13
TYENNA RIVER AT NEWBURY 0.98m steady 07:00 AM SAT 19/10/13
STYX RIVER AT BRUCES BRIDGE 1.2m steady 07:30 AM SAT 19/10/13
Derwent River near Bryn Estyn 2.97m falling 07:00 AM SAT 19/10/13
DERWENT RIVER AT NEW NORFOLK 1.45m rising 08:41 AM SAT 19/10/13

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood/

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