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Floods in the Border Rivers

Since the commencement of river level observations at Mungindi in 1886, the Border Rivers Basin has experienced floods of varying magnitudes and durations. The basin comprises a complex drainage network of some 44 070 square kilometres, the northern half of the basin being located in Queensland and the southern half in New South Wales.

This report is intended to give a general understanding of flood behaviour in the Border Rivers Basin, with particular emphasis on the major flood events of recent time. These occurred in 1956, 1971, 1976, 1983, 1984 and 1988. Brief details are also given of the historical flood of 1890.

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Title Floods in the Border Rivers
Publication Date 1 January 1989
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Moree Plains Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Department of Water Resources
Publish date 26 June 2020
Update date 26 June 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 27 June 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 27 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier ce7beb93-1a01-4578-a51c-27271b23fd15