The Department of Planning and Environment’s Water Group is seeking recent and historical flood information from the community. The department’s flood modelling teams will be available at face-to-face information sessions to accept flood information covering rural areas which will be used to calibrate the hydraulic models that underpin replacement southern floodplain management plans in the Murray, Murrumbidgee, Billabong Creek and Lachlan valleys.
Rural floodplain management plans are the basis for coordinating flood work development in critical areas. They map the floodways and set rules and assessment criteria for flood work approvals.
With widespread flooding across the southern Murray–Darling Basin in 2022, the department is seeking feedback and information about this flood event to help develop the new floodplain management plans, including digital photos from the 2022 floods, historical flood imagery, and descriptions of local flood behaviour.
You can send your information, including exact locations, dates and times, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can register to attend upcoming face-to-face sessions in Jerilderie, Deniliquin, Moama, Barham, Forbes, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Hillston, Narrandera, Darlington Point, Hay and Moulamein by visiting the department’s website.
Jerilderie Session Details:
Jerilderie Civic Hall
Wednesday 14 June 2023
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Register here: Register to attend this session
We are looking for photographs, drone imagery or descriptions of flood behaviour from the 2022 floods. Information we are seeking may include:
- digital photos during the recent flood event
- historical flood photographs
- aerial photographs (e.g. taken from an aircraft or drone)
- records of flood heights (e.g. flood marker, overtopping a levee with a known height)
- descriptions of flood behaviour (eg. arrows marked on an aerial photo).
P?lease be prepared to provide the exact location and date of photographs and other records, the approximate time, and your contact details in case we have any further questions about the information you share.