Floods damage public and private property and can take lives depending on their severity, but there are a number of ways that people and governments can reduce the risks.
Nambucca Shire Council, with funding support from the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), completed a study which identifies the risks of flooding in the Nambucca River and Deep Creek. The information has been used to develop a plan to manage those risks. This study was supported by Councils Environmental Levy ($45,000) and through Office of Environment and Heritage Floodplain Management Program $115,000.
Consultants WMAWater were engaged by Council to conduct the study. They have used a computer model to determine the extent and nature of flooding in the study area, which includes Nambucca River, Deep Creek and Warrell Creek.
The following documents and video of the flooding extent in a 100 year event is shown in the below attachments for both the Nambucca River and Deep Creek.
Please follow the below links to the Nambucca Flood Risk Management Study and the Nambucca Flood Risk Management Plan.