Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Minor Flood Warning for the South Esk River
Issued at 11:11 am EST on Friday 20 July 2018
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Warning Number: 3
Minor flooding is occurring in the South Esk River catchment, around Fingal.
Trevallyn Dam has started to spill down Cataract Gorge towards Launceston,
however minor flooding is not expected to develop around Trevallyn Dam.
Since 9 am Thursday rainfall totals of up to 30 mm at Mt Victoria have been
recorded in the South Esk River Catchment. No significant rainfall has been
forecast for Friday
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next few days.
South Esk River above Fingal:
River levels in the South Esk River above Fingal will ease during Friday.
South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn:
Minor flooding is occurring along the South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn.
The South Esk River at Fingal is expected to peak between 4.70 and 4.90 metres
early Friday afternoon.
River levels along the Nile River will ease during Friday.
South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake Trevallyn:
Strong flows are occurring along the South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake
Trevallyn during Friday.
The South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond is expected to remain below the minor
flood level (128.20 m).
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.
The next warning will be issued by 04:00 pm EST on Friday 20 July 2018.
Latest River Heights:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon, 0.39, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 20/07/18
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge, 1.31, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 20/07/18
South Esk River at Mathinna, 1.53, Falling, 10:56 AM FRI 20/07/18
South Esk River at Fingal, 4.60, Rising, 10:38 AM FRI 20/07/18
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill, 0.23, Steady, 10:13 AM FRI 20/07/18
St Pauls River above Avoca, 0.70, Steady, 10:15 AM FRI 20/07/18
South Esk River at Llewellyn, 2.10, Steady, 09:30 AM FRI 20/07/18
South Esk River at Perth, 2.87, Steady, 10:00 AM FRI 20/07/18
South Esk River at Longford, 1.58, Rising, 10:42 AM FRI 20/07/18
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond, 126.80, Rising, 09:30 AM FRI 20/07/18
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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