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Flood Study for Boggabilla

This report provides the Flood Study component of the floodplain risk management process and details the investigation of flood behaviour associated with the ‘urban’ area of Boggabilla. The general area of Boggabilla is located on the western bank of the Macintyre River floodplain and has been subjected to various degrees of flooding over the years. The town itself is situated on the Newell Highway, some 9km south-east of Goondiwindi, adjacent to the New South Wales - Queensland border. The township supports the agricultural industry and has both rail and road links to Moree. Over the years farming levees have been constructed in the Macintyre River floodplain with some located within 1.5km of the town. These levees have impacted on the distribution of breakout flows from the Macintyre River system, both upstream and downstream of Boggabilla.

The approach undertaken for this flooding investigation has included the following key work items:

  1. Identification of areas requiring additional ground survey and collation of this survey with existing photogrammetric data;
  2. Site Inspections and Historic Flood Data Gathering;
  3. Extraction of discharges and water levels from the existing Border Rivers Mike 11 model for use as boundary conditions in the 2D hydrodynamic modelling of historic events used for calibration purposes.
  4. Flood frequency analysis to determine design flows for the 20%, 10% and 1% AEP.
  5. Detailed hydraulic modelling of historic flood events for calibration purposes followed by modelling of the design flood events for the AEPs mentioned above.
  6. Estimation of the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) if practical.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Flood Study for Boggabilla
Publication Date 18 March 2004
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
© OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Moree Plains Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Lawson and Treloar
Publish date 19 June 2019
Update date 27 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 19 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 27 June 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier 0e338149-fa5e-4c5a-8ae2-3fff6a19d174