Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Meander River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Meander River

Issued at 3:51 pm EST on Monday 22 July 2019
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding may develop along the Meander River around Meander from Tuesday
morning, based on forecast rainfall overnight. Flooding is not expected to
extend downstream to Deloraine and Strathbridge.

The catchment is wet from recent rainfall. Meander Dam is spilling in the
upper catchment.

Rainfall totals of less than 10 mm have been recorded in the 24 hours to 9 am
Monday. Additional rainfall totals of 10-35 mm are forecast for Monday evening
into Tuesday, highest in elevated areas.

Strong and dangerous flows may be hazard over the next couple of days.

Meander River above Deloraine:
Minor flooding may occur along the Meander River above Deloraine.

The Meander River at Meander is currently at 1.25 metres and steady. The
Meander River at Meander may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) Tuesday
morning, based on forecast rainfall overnight.

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:
The next warning will be issued by 10:30 am EST on Tuesday 23 July 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Meander River at Meander, 1.25, Steady, 03:00 PM MON 22/07/19
Meander River at Deloraine Railway Bridge, 1.17, Steady, 02:00 PM MON 22/07/19
Meander River at Strathbridge, 2.72, Steady, 02:00 PM MON 22/07/19
Meander River at Westwood Bridge, 1.85, Rising, 03:00 PM MON 22/07/19
Liffey River at Upstream West Channel, 0.92, Steady, 02:00 PM MON 22/07/19
Liffey River at Carrick, 0.51, Steady, 02:00 PM MON 22/07/19

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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