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Flood Warning - Macquarie

7 September 2019 14:23 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the Macquarie River

Issued at 2:23 pm EST on Saturday 7 September 2019
Flood Warning Number: 2

River rises are occurring at some locations but flooding is no longer expected
along Macquarie River during Saturday.

In the 24 hours to 12 pm Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 50 mm
have been recorded in the Macquarie catchment.

Additional rainfall totals of 5 to 10 mm are forecast for the remainder of
Saturday.

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

Macquarie River above Mt Morriston:
Flooding is no longer expected in the Macquarie River above Mt Morriston.

The Macquarie River at Mount Morriston is currently at 0.15 metres and steady.
The Macquarie River at Mount Morriston is likely to remain below the minor
flood level (1.50 m) Saturday afternoon.

Macquarie River - Mt Morriston to Elizabeth River:
Flooding is no longer expected in the Macquarie River - Mt Morriston to
Elizabeth River.

The Macquarie River at Ross is currently at 0.95 metres and steady. The
Macquarie River at Ross is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00
m) Saturday afternoon.

Isis River:
Strong river rises are occurring along the Isis River.

Macquarie River - Elizabeth River to Lake River:
Flooding is no longer expected in the Macquarie River - Elizabeth River to Lake
River.

The Macquarie River at Morningside is currently at 1.23 metres and steady. The
Macquarie River at Morningside is expected to remain below the minor flood
level (3.50 m) Saturday afternoon.

Lake River:
Strong river rises are occurring along Lake River.

Macquarie River - Lake River to Longford:
Flooding is no longer expected in the Macquarie River - Lake River to Longford.

The Macquarie River above Westmoor is currently at 1.79 metres and steady. The
Macquarie River above Westmoor is likely to peak around the minor flood level
(2.00 m) Saturday afternoon.

The Macquarie River at Cressy Pumps is currently at 1.52 metres and steady. The
Macquarie River at Cressy Pumps is expected to remain below the minor flood
level (3.00 m) Saturday afternoon.

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, 1.75, Falling, 01:30 PM SAT 07/09/19
Macquarie River at Trefusis, 0.54, Steady, 12:15 PM SAT 07/09/19
Macquarie River at Mount Morriston, 0.15, Steady, 01:46 PM SAT 07/09/19
Macquarie River at Ross, 0.95, Steady, 01:33 PM SAT 07/09/19
Macquarie River at Fosterville, 0.15, Steady, 12:00 PM SAT 07/09/19
Lake Leake (Lake Level), 2.45, Falling, 01:00 PM SAT 07/09/19
Elizabeth River downstream Lake Leake, 0.05, Steady, 12:00 PM SAT 07/09/19
Macquarie River at Morningside, 1.23, Steady, 12:00 PM SAT 07/09/19
Isis River at Barton, 0.98, Steady, 01:44 PM SAT 07/09/19
Lake River at Parknook, 1.30, Steady, 01:00 PM SAT 07/09/19
Macquarie River above Westmoor, 1.79, Steady, 12:15 PM SAT 07/09/19
Macquarie River at Cressy Pumps, 1.52, Steady, 12:00 PM SAT 07/09/19

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.