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Camden Area - Flood Prone Land Study

The Camden Area Flood Prone Land Study was commenced in February 1992. The brief required the definition of potential flooding, before and after mining subsidence, and the identification of flooding effects on existing and potential urban development if degrees of subsidence were permitted. In particular the study was to focus on the impact of mining subsidence on the drainage systems, natural and constructed, of the Nepean River and immediately adjacent areas, and the effects on the performance of the system under flood conditions, for varying degrees of subsidence.

The study area was defined as the existing and future urban areas of Camden Municipatity and immediately adjacent areas within Wollondilly Shire and Campbelltown Municipality. The upstream and downstream limits on the Nepean River were set as the Menangle Weir at the upstream end, and Campbell Ford at the downstream end.

The specific objectives of the study were defined as:

  • identify coal resources and the general impact of mine subsidence in the area,
  • identify the 1 in 100 year flood line in the Camden and immediately adjacent areas within the boundaries of Wollondilly and Campbelltown;
  • identify existing and currently planned natural and constructed drainage systems including streamflow, flooding characteristics and controls;
  • identify all land that has the potential to fall below the 1 in 100 year flood line if mine subsidence should occur; and
  • assess mine subsidence impacts on existing and potential urban development including relevant infrastructure.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Camden Area - Flood Prone Land Study
Publication Date 1 October 1992
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Camden Council
Author/ Prepared by Willing Partners Pty Ltd; Mitchell McCotter
Publish date 25 June 2020
Update date 25 June 2020
River Basin 212 - Hawkesbury
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 25 June 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 25 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier eb5da55f-58d6-488c-aaa3-16d4c4390d14