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Cowra and Gooloogong Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - Volume One

The town of Cowra is located in the Lachlan Valley, 220 km south-west of Sydney, on the banks of the Lachlan River. The Lachlan River rises in the Great Dividing Range and drains to the south and west with a catchment area at Cowra of 11,000 square kilometres. The upper catchment is situated in hilly country with steep slopes on both sides of the river; however, at Cowra, the floodplain is well defined and relatively wide through Cowra. The village of Gooloogong is situated on the left bank of the Lachlan River, some 30 km downstream of Cowra. It is also downstream of the confluence of the Lachlan River with the Belubula River, a major tributary that enters from the north. The catchment area at Gooloogong is approximately 16,000 square kilometres and the floodplain at Gooloogong is quite wide and well defined.

The methodology for preparation of the Floodplain Risk Management Study (FRMS) and Floodplain Risk Management Plan (FRMP) has involved several stages of documentation review, collection and analysis of data, modelling and consultation with the FRMC and the communities of Cowra and Gooloogong.

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Title Cowra and Gooloogong Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - Volume One
Publication Date 1 December 2006
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Cowra Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by SMEC
Publish date 14 June 2019
Update date 28 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 15 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 28 June 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier 3995ca91-42ff-4231-b309-5fd2aa9ea489