North East

Wangaratta Urban Waterways Flood Investigation

“This thorough investigation provides high quality, up-to-date flood intelligence data that informs emergency response strategies and municipal planning within the present and future city area of Wangaratta.” – Lyn Coulston OAM, Chair, North East CMA

Output 2016/17

54 participants
3 engagement events

Delivery Partners

Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Rural City of Wangaratta
Painters Island Committee of Management
Parks Victoria
Victoria Police
Vic Roads
Victoria State Emergency Services
Water Technology

About the Project

This project was to review and improve the current flood mapping for the major waterways in and around the city of Wangaratta. The last comprehensive review of flood data and modelling was undertaken in 2000. There has since been considerable residential and commercial development throughout Wangaratta.

This project was required to expand the coverage and range of flood mapping for Wangaratta, including an assessment of a range of flood magnitudes.

The scene of 6 drowning deaths during the 1917 Wangaratta floods

The scene of 6 drowning deaths during the 1917 Wangaratta floods

 

A study commissioned by North East CMA and Rural City of Wangaratta reviewed flood mapping for Wangaratta urban waterways. North East CMA floodplain specialist Tim Loffler gathers data for the study

A study commissioned by North East CMA and Rural City of Wangaratta reviewed flood mapping for Wangaratta urban waterways. North East CMA floodplain specialist Tim Loffler gathers data for the study

More information

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)

Visit the Flood Investigation Project page on the NECMA website

Contact North East CMA

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