Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Macquarie

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the Macquarie River

Issued at 9:23 am EST on Saturday 8 September 2018
Flood Warning Number: 2

Minor flooding is no longer expected along the Macquarie River around Cressy
Pumps. High stream levels are expected to continue for the remainder of
Saturday into Sunday at Lake River and in Brumbys Creek.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 10-15 mm were
observed across the catchment, with isolated higher totals along the Western
Tiers. Showers are forecast for the remainder of Saturday and Sunday with
totals of up to 15 mm possible.

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

Macquarie River - Lake River to Longford:
No further flooding is expected in the Macquarie River - Lake River to Longford.

The Macquarie River at Cressy Pumps peaked at 2.60 metres around 03:00 pm
Friday 07 September and is currently at 2.35 metres and steady.

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:
Tooms Lake, 2.10, Steady, 09:08 AM SAT 08/09/18
Macquarie River at Trefusis, 0.72, Steady, 08:00 AM SAT 08/09/18
Macquarie River at Mount Morriston, 0.21, Steady, 08:41 AM SAT 08/09/18
Macquarie River at Ross, 1.03, Steady, 08:58 AM SAT 08/09/18
Macquarie River at Fosterville, 0.24, Steady, 08:00 AM SAT 08/09/18
Lake Leake (Lake Level), 3.10, Steady, 09:00 AM SAT 08/09/18
Elizabeth River downstream Lake Leake, 0.05, Steady, 08:00 AM SAT 08/09/18
Macquarie River at Morningside, 1.53, Steady, 08:00 AM SAT 08/09/18
Isis River at Barton, 0.91, Steady, 08:51 AM SAT 08/09/18
Lake River at Parknook, 1.03, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 08/09/18
Macquarie River above Westmoor, 2.33, Steady, 08:00 AM SAT 08/09/18
Macquarie River at Cressy Pumps, 2.34, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 08/09/18

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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