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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Issued at 9:19 am EDT on Tuesday 7 January 2014
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 2

The minor flood warning for the Huon River is now finalised.

Minor flooding has occurred about Tahune Bridge overnight Monday, where river
levels are now below the minor flood level and easing.

Strong river rises below their minor flood levels were observed about Judbury
and Huonville overnight Monday and early Tuesday morning, with levels now
falling and expected to continue easing during Tuesday.

River levels in the upper reaches of the Huon River and along the Picton River
are now below their minor flood levels and easing.

Rainfall totals observed in the catchment in the 48 hours to 9AM Tuesday ranged
from 32 to 86 mm.

No further significant rainfall is expected for the remainder of Tuesday.

Upper Huon River
Huon RIver at Harrisons Opening peaked at 5.6 metres late Monday evening and
levels are now below the minor flood level and expected to continue easing.

High stream levels will continue around and downstream of Harrisons Opening for
the remainder of Tuesday.

Picton River
Levels of the Picton River just upstream of the junction with Farm house Creek
are steady around the minor flood level (3.0 metres) and are expected to slowly
ease along Tuesday.

Tahune to Judbury
The Huon River at Tahune Bridge peaked around the minor flood level (4.0
metres) overnight Monday, with river levels now falling.

The Huon River at Judbury peaked below the minor flood level at 3.4 metres
overnight Monday and is now falling.

Huonville township
At Huonville, the Huon River peaked at 2.4 metres early Tuesday morning (below
the minor flood level) with levels now easing.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

FloodSafe advice is available at
Road closure information is available at

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:
Cloudy. The chance of showers until Tuesday evening.
Partly cloudy and the chance of fog on Wednesday.

Next Issue:

Latest River Heights:
HUON RIVER AT HARRISONS OPENING 3m falling 08:52 AM TUE 07/01/14
Huon Rv at Tahune Bridge 2.35m falling 08:56 AM TUE 07/01/14
Huon River at Judbury 2.66m falling 06:45 AM TUE 07/01/14
Huon River at Huonville 1.75m falling 08:57 AM TUE 07/01/14

For the latest rainfall and river level information see

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