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Emu Creek Flood Study

For the purposes of this study, Emu Creek is assumed to commence at North Street immediately downstream of the junction of Star Gully and Gooloogong Road Tributary. Emu Creek runs in a south-westerly direction across town, crossing Forbes Street in a two cell oval culvert. This crossing is relatively inefficient due to the hydraulic losses associated with the diversion of the flow in a westwards direction immediately upstream of the culvert entrance. Further downstream, Emu Creek crosses Melyra Street and Dalton Street.

The study objective was to define flood behaviour in the streams in terms of flows, levels and flooding behaviour for flood frequencies ranging between 20 and 200 years average recurrence interval (ARI), as well as for the PMF event. Flood behaviour was defined using a computer based hydrologic model of the catchment to generate flood flows and a hydraulic model of the stream channels and floodplains to convert flows into flood levels and velocities.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Emu Creek Flood Study
Publication Date 8 February 2007
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Weddin Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Lyall & Associates
Publish date 14 June 2019
Update date 30 June 2019
River Basin 412 - Lachlan
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 14 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 1 July 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier 7d123580-959d-4522-a7d2-df42e3ea49b1