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In June 1947 the southern half of Tasmania was affected by its largestfloods on record. Although flooding at its peak between June 16 and 18 affected almost all rivers and streams across the island, in the rest of the state, the flooding did not approach the extent of the better-known 1929 floods. Floods on rivers such as the Derwent and Huon were the largest on record and caused considerable damage
The year 1946 had been one of the wettest on record throughout Tasmania:Hobart's annual rainfall of 1,004 millimetres (40 in) is the second highest in 130 years of record and featured two record wet months in March and Augus1st but the first few months of 1947 were relatively dry. However, an east coast cyclone on the 24th and 25th of May set in motion a sequence of low pressure systems that produced almost continuous rainfall over southern and western Tasmania that extended occasionally to the rest of the island, especially on the third and fourth of June when falls reached 70 millimetres (2.8 in) for two days in Hobart
THE FLOOD OF 1960
Widespread and extreme flooding throughout the state occurred also in 1960. Hobart was impacted by the flood waters. Flooding was widespread, ‘Raging flood waters from the uncontrollable Hobart Rivulet swept along the main thoroughfares and into scores of businesses. The centre of the city was in chaos. Much of Charles Davis Ltd.’s floors were covered in silt and many goods were washed away. The call was put our and many employees came in on the Sunday. After three days of hard work the store was ready to reopen on the Tuesday for a flood sale.
Hobart sustained record losses estimated at £3 million as the Hobart Rivulet flooded. Water ran knee-high in Liverpool Street, and the Army was called to help in the rescue. Flooding in the stream was always a problem. Early bridges were the first to suffer damage or destruction. The flood control measures constructed in the 1960s have restricted the flow of water in some parts to almost a third of what it used to be. A raging rivulet is rarely seen now, except after heavy snow on the mountain.