Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Macquarie

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Moderate Flood Warning For The Macquarie River
Issued at 11:06 AM EDT on Saturday 16 October 2021
Flood Watch Number: 5

MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT ROSS SATURDAY, MINOR FLOODING LIKELY MORNINGSIDE LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Moderate flooding eased along the Macquarie River at Mt Morriston overnight Friday into Saturday and the river is expected to fall below the minor flood level at Mt Morriston during Saturday afternoon.
The Macquarie River at Ross may reach the moderate flood level during Saturday morning as flood water passes downstream from Mt Morriston, however no automatic data are currently available at Ross.
Minor flooding expected to develop at Morningside and Cressy Pumps from late Saturday afternoon.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Saturday, rainfall totals of up to 5 mm were recorded in much of the Macquarie catchment, with 5-14 mm (Mt Seymour 14 mm) recorded in the eastern elevated areas.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next few days.

Macquarie River above Mt Morriston:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River above Mt Morriston.
Tooms Lake is full and spilling.

The Macquarie River at Mount Morriston peaked at 2.05 metres around 05:35 pm Friday 15 October and is currently at 1.52 metres and steady, with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Mount Morriston is expected to fall below the minor flood level (1.50 m) Saturday afternoon.

Macquarie River - Mt Morriston to Elizabeth River:
Moderate flooding is possible along the Macquarie River - Mt Morriston to Elizabeth River.
No automatic data are available from the Macquarie River at Ross. On available information the Macquarie River is likely to be above the minor flood level (2.0 metres).
The Macquarie River at Ross may reach 2.50 metres during Saturday morning to early afternoon, with moderate flooding.

Elizabeth River:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Elizabeth River.
Lake Leake is currently at 5.40 metres and steady, with minor flooding. Lake Leake is expected to remain above the minor flood level (5.00 m) over coming days.

The Elizabeth River below Lake Leake is currently at 0.63 metres and steady.
The Elizabeth River below Lake Leake is expected to remain below the minor flood level overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Isis River:
River levels are elevated along the Isis River during Saturday.
Macquarie River - Elizabeth River to Lake River:
Minor flooding is expected along the Macquarie River - Elizabeth River to Lake River.
The Macquarie River at Morningside is currently at 1.86 metres and steady.
The Macquarie River at Morningside is expected to exceed the minor flood level (3.50 m) Saturday afternoon. The river level may peak near 4.30 metres Saturday evening.

Lake River:
River levels are elevated along the Lake River during Saturday.
Brumbys Creek:
River levels are elevated along the Brumbys Creek during Saturday.
Macquarie River - Lake River to Longford:
Minor flooding is likely along the Macquarie River - Lake River to Longford.
The Macquarie River at Cressy Pumps is currently at 2.75 metres and steady.
The Macquarie River at Cressy Pumps is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.00 m) Sunday afternoon. A peak forecast will be provided once upstream peaks are recorded.

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 04:30 pm EDT on Saturday 16 October 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Macquarie River at Trefusis,2.31,Steady,09:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Macquarie River at Mount Morriston,1.50,Steady,10:40 AM SAT 16/10/21
Macquarie River at Ross,1.40,Rising,11:21 PM FRI 15/10/21
Macquarie River at Fosterville,1.60,Rising,10:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Lake Leake (Lake Level),5.40,Steady,10:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Elizabeth River downstream Lake Leake,0.63,Steady,09:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Macquarie River at Morningside,2.11,Rising,09:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Isis River at Barton,1.04,Steady,10:44 AM SAT 16/10/21
Lake River at Parknook,1.21,Steady,10:45 AM SAT 16/10/21
Macquarie River above Westmoor,2.57,Steady,09:00 AM SAT 16/10/21
Macquarie River at Cressy Pumps,2.46,Steady,10:45 AM SAT 16/10/21

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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