Weather Warnings - Initial Minor Flood Warning For The Forth River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning For The Forth River
Issued at 09:19 AM EST on Sunday 01 August 2021
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart
Flood Watch Number: 4

MINOR FLOODING NO LONGER EXPECTED IN THE FORTH RIVER BELOW WILMOT ON SUNDAY
River levels are easing and minor flooding is not expected in the Forth River catchment during Sunday. All storages in the Forth catchment are currently spilling and will continue over the next few days. The river level is expected to remain below the minor flood level below Wilmot.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, rainfall totals of 15-25 mm were recorded in the Forth River catchment. Showers are forecast for Sunday, with up to 10 mm rain possible.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.

Forth River above Paloona Dam:
River levels are easing in the Forth River above Paloona Dam. Lake Cethana, Lake Barrington and Lake Paloona are spilling.
Wilmot River:
River levels are easing along the Wilmot River. Lake Gairdner is spilling.
Lower Forth River below Paloona Dam:
Flooding is no longer expected along the Lower Forth River below Paloona Dam.
The Forth River below Wilmot peaked at 3.66 metres around 06:45 am Sunday 01 August and is currently at 3.63 metres and steady.
The Forth River below Wilmot is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.30 m) during Sunday.

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:
Wilmot River above Forth River,2.70,Falling,09:13 AM SUN 01/08/21
Forth River below Wilmot,3.63,Steady,09:05 AM SUN 01/08/21

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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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