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Ballina Flood Study Update

This study includes consideration of the plateau catchments and flooding behaviour of Emigrant Creek, Maguires Creek, North Creek and the lower Richmond River. These catchments are dominated by rolling topography and hills with slopes ranging from 5% to 30%. The model also includes three minor tributaries of Emigrant Creek; Sandy Flat Creek, Chilcotts Creek and Duck Creek.

The Ballina Floodplain Management Study of 1997 (the previous study) was based on one-dimensional hydraulic modelling of the Richmond River and local catchments. In order to progress the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for Ballina, Ballina Shire Council expressed the need to embark on more advanced two-dimensional (2D) hydraulic modelling and geographic information systems (GIS) based flood mapping. This study is to update these two components of the previous study. Inherent in the modelling update is updated data collection.

This report is a technical document designed to describe the development and simulation of the flood model and present the simulation results as GIS-based flood mapping. A range of calibration and design events under existing floodplain characteristics and approved future conditions will be considered. This study will form the basis for the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for Ballina.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Ballina Flood Study Update
Publication Date 1 March 2008
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Ballina Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by BMT WBM
Publish date 13 June 2019
Update date 26 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 14 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 27 June 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier 8406c308-2350-4fd0-968d-062fc58206e9