Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the Huon River

Issued at 10:04 am EST on Tuesday 17 April 2018
By Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 3

River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood levels at Tahune
Bridge, Judbury and Huonville during Tuesday. Overnight rainfall has resulted
in renewed river rises and additional runoff from snow melt is likely during
Tuesday.

In the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, widespread rainfall totals of 6-15 mm were
recorded in the Huon River catchment, with higher totals up to 25 mm and snow
at higher elevations. Rain has eased and no significant totals are expected
over the next few days.

Strong and dangerous flows are likely to remain a hazard in throughout the Huon
catchment over the next couple of days.

Huon River above Tahune:
Minor flooding is occurring in the Huon River around and downstream of
Harrisons Opening.

Picton River:
Strong river rises are occurring in the Picton River.

Huon River - Tahune to Judbury:
Renewed minor flooding is no longer expected along the Huon River - Tahune to
Judbury.

The Huon River at Tahune Bridge peaked near the minor flood level (4.0 m)
around noon on Monday and is currently at 2.50 metres and falling. River levels
are expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Tuesday.

The Huon River at Judbury peaked at 3.50 metres around 02:00 pm Monday and is
currently at 2.22 metres and steady. River levels are expected to remain below
the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Tuesday.

Huon River around Huonville:
The Huon River at Huonville is expected to remain below the minor flood level
(3.00 m) during Tuesday.

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, 3.10, Falling, 09:56 AM TUE 17/04/18
Huon River at Tahune Bridge, 2.50, Falling, 09:39 AM TUE 17/04/18
Huon River at Judbury, 2.22, Steady, 08:00 AM TUE 17/04/18
Huon River at Huonville, 1.95, Rising, 09:45 AM TUE 17/04/18

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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