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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the Huon River

Issued at 10:20 am EST on Friday 8 September 2017
By Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 2

Minor flooding has eased in the Huon River.

In the 48 hours to 9am Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 15 to 35 mm have
been recorded in the Huon River catchment, with higher totals in excess of 71
mm recorded at North Boomerang. These totals likely include some snow melt.

A cold south westerly flow persists on Friday bringing showers across the
catchment. Rainfall totals of 15 to 25 mm are expected, mostly falling as
snow.

Warmer temperatures are expected on the weekend. Showers are easing during
Saturday with rainfall totals of 5 to 10 mm expected.

Snow melt and showers will contribute to runoff over the next few days and
renewed river rises are possible. Strong and dangerous flows a likely to
remain a hazard in throughout the Huon catchment.

Huon River above Tahune:
Minor flooding has eased in the Huon River around and downstream of Harrisons
Opening. No further flooding is expected.

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

Huon River - Tahune to Judbury:
No further flooding is expected in the Huon River - Tahune to Judbury.

The Huon River at Tahune Bridge peaked at 4.19 metres Thursday evening and is
currently at 2.02 metres and falling. The Huon River at Tahune Bridge is
expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m).

The Huon River at Judbury peaked below the minor flood level (4.00 m) overnight
Thursday and is currently at 2.49 metres and falling. The Huon River at Judbury
is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m).

Huon River around Huonville:
No further flooding is expected in the Huon River around Huonville.

The Huon River at Huonville peaked at 2.57 metres on Thursday evening and is
currently at 1.95 metres and falling. The Huon River at Huonville is expected
to remain below the minor flood level (3.00 m).

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:
Huon River at Harrisons Opening, 2.65, Falling, 10:05 AM FRI 08/09/17
Huon River at Tahune Bridge, 2.03, Falling, 10:04 AM FRI 08/09/17
Huon River at Judbury, 2.49, Falling, 08:00 AM FRI 08/09/17
Huon River at Huonville, 1.95, Falling, 09:44 AM FRI 08/09/17

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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