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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

FINAL MINOR WARNING

FINAL MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE HUON RIVER
Issued at 3:51 pm EST on Saturday 29 August 2015
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 2


The Huon river peaked at the minor flood level (4.0 metres) at Tahune Bridge
around midday Saturday. River levels are expected to continue slowly easing
overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Strong flows are occurring in the lower reaches of the Huon River about Judbury
and Huonville. River levels are expected to peak below their minor flood levels
late Saturday afternoon.

Localised flooding in creeks and low lying areas is still possible later today
and during Sunday.

Rainfall totals between 25 and 50mm were recorded along the Huon Valley in the
24 hours to 9:00 am Saturday, with less than 5mm recorded since then. Further 5
to 10 mm of rainfall may occur during the remainder of Saturday into Sunday.

Snow melt will maintain rivers and creeks at levels high during the next few
days.

Upper Huon River
High river levels in the upper Huon River will continue today into Sunday.

Picton River
River levels exceeded the minor flood level (3.0 metres) in the Picton river on
Saturday morning and are currently peaking at around 3.5 metres. High river
levels will continue overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Tahune to Judbury
The Huon River peaked at the minor flood level (4.0 metres) at Tahune Bridge
around midday Saturday. River levels are slowly easing. High river levels will
continue overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Strong flows are occurring in the lower reaches of the Huon River about
Judbury. River levels are expected to peak near but below the minor flood level
late Saturday afternoon.

Huonville township
River levels at Huonville are rising this afternoon and are expected to peak
near but below the minor flood level late Saturday afternoon.

Localised flooding in adjacent creeks and low lying areas around Huonville may
occur during Saturday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Based on observed and forecast rainfall the following river heights are
predicted:

Huon River at Judbury 3.4 - 3.7 metres (BELOW MINOR) late Saturday afternoon
29/08/2015
Huon River at Huonville 2.8 - 3.0 metres (BELOW MINOR) late Saturday afternoon
29/08/2015

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:
Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, becoming less likely late this afternoon
and evening. Snow falling above 900 metres.

Next Issue:
No further flood warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
HUON RIVER AT HARRISONS OPENING NA
Huon River at Tahune Bridge 3.83m steady 03:45 PM SAT 29/08/15
Huon River at Judbury 3.3m falling 03:33 PM SAT 29/08/15
Huon River at Huonville 2.2m rising 03:21 PM SAT 29/08/15

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