Flood Management Studies

Preparing management plans help Council make informed decisions about managing flood risk

Why undertake Flood Management Studies?

Flood modelling is a predictive science and is based largely upon probability in determining estimated flood levels.

Council is constantly looking at improved ways to manage flooding and the floodplains across the LGA with the assistance of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee and Department of Primary Industry and Environment.

Studies and management plans help us make informed decisions about reducing flood risk to the community and to existing and future development, and reduce losses through a range of property, flood and response modification measures.

Types of flooding

There are two types of flooding, overland and riverine. Riverine flooding, as the name suggests, relates to flooding of a river or a creek system. Overland flow flooding is caused by intense rainfall events, which result in flow paths forming on sloped areas or floodwater pooling in low-lying flatter areas.

Diagram showing the difference between overland and riverine flooding

Current Flood Management Studies

Current StudiesConsultantStage
Uranquinty Levee feasibility and Design Royal Haskoning DHVPreliminary Design
Glenfield Drain Flood Mitigation Options Lyall and AssociatesAssessment and Modelling
Lake Albert Flood Mitigaiton Options StantecAssessment and Modelling
North Wagga Flood Mitigation Options CIEAnalysis and Consultation
Humula and Mangoplah Flood StudiesWMA WaterData Gathering
Levee Pump Augmentation SchemeStantecAssessment and Modelling