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Billabong Creek: Walbundrie to Jerilderie Floodplain Management Plan - Flood Monitoring

The Billabong Creek floodplain management plan (FMP) was gazetted in July 2006. The FMP applies to the Billabong Creek floodplain between Walbundrie and downstream of Jerilderie, covering an area of about 2,500 km. The main objectives of the FMP are to:

  • coordinate floodplain development in order to minimise adverse changes to surface flow patterns,
  • develop and adopt floodplain management principles and development assessment criteria,
  • increase the sustainable social, economic and ecological benefits of using the floodplain; and
  • improve and maintain riverine and flood dependent ecosystems.

In order to achieve these objectives the Billabong Creek FMP specifies floodplain management principles, development assessment criteria, floodway network and remedial measures. All of these components guide the assessment process for flood control works, enable better management of the floodplain and provide remedial solutions to resolve hydraulic and environmental 'hotspot' areas. The FMP also includes a section on flood monitoring. Monitoring provides additional information to assess the impact of selected flood control works requiring further review and identifies in general any problem areas and whether any modifications or upgrades are required. The FMP stipulates that larger flood events (closer to the design flood) should be monitored in detail.

Additional Information

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Title Billabong Creek: Walbundrie to Jerilderie Floodplain Management Plan - Flood Monitoring
Publication Date 1 December 2010
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Author/ Prepared by Inland Flood Unit - Office of Environment and Heritage
Publish date 13 June 2019
Update date 26 June 2019
River Basin 410 - Murrumbidgee
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 13 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 27 June 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier a8ae07e4-b2f9-4b69-b614-187bc986da74