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River Flows

River flow rates affect access, angler safety and fishing. Many rivers are subject to flooding at certain times of the year. River flow can change very quickly in Tasmania and floating debris can also impact angler safety. River flow rates are effected by rainfall in the catchment.

River flow rates affect access, angler safety and fishing.  Many rivers are subject to flooding at certain times of the year. River flow can change very quickly in Tasmania and floating debris can also impact angler safety.  River flow rates are effected by rainfall in the catchment. Conditions of the catchment may not be apparent when angling at the river.

Graphical data for river flow rates are available on the DPIPWE Water Data page (Sites A-L and Sites M-Z).  These plots display the flow recorded in Megalitres per day (ML/day) at sites which are currently open and telemetered. Data for these sites are updated once per day and are given for the previous fortnight to indicate trends in river flow.

Tasmanian rainfall and river conditions are monitored and forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology and can be checked on the BOM Website.  Rainfall and river flooding data is available for various time periods.

Current river heights and 24 hour rise/fall is provided by the Bureau in the River Bulletin - Tasmania.

Hydro Tasmania collect river flow data for selected waters in Hydro catchments.  This data is available for the River Derwent, Brumbys Creek and Mersey River on the Hydro River Levels page. Flows for the Meander, Macquarie and South Esk rivers can be found on the Trevallyn Inflows page.

This data can be useful to predict the condition of the rivers for fishing and whether the waters are rising or dropping.