Skip to content
SES - NSW State Emergency Service NSW Government - Office of Environment and Heritage

NSW Flood Data Portal

Flood study

Flood Study for Silverton

Silverton is located approximately 25 kilometres north-west of Broken Hill and is accessible by sealed road. The central urban area is a typical grid pattern running in a north-south and east-west direction. The eastern extent of the urban area can be defined by Mindioomballa (Black Hill) Creek while on the north-eastern side of the village is Umberumberka Creek. Penrose Park, a recreation and camping area, which is used by large numbers of visitors and tourists, is located on the northern floodplain of Umberumberka Creek.

The objective of this study is to define the mainstream flood behaviours of Mindioomballa (Black Hill) and Umberumberka Creeks and their effects on the village area of Silverton in Phase 1. An assessment of local overland flooding is outside the scope of this study. Outcomes from Phase 1 (i.e. the Flood Study Report) will produce information on flood levels, velocities and flows for a full range of flood events under the existing catchment conditions. The Flood Study Report will enable SVC to progress in the next stage of the floodplain risk management process (Phase 2) by identifying the possible management options and a draft Floodplain Risk Management Plan for consideration by SVC.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Flood Study for Silverton
Publication Date 27 November 2012
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
© OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Broken Hill City Council
Author/ Prepared by Sinclair Knight Merz
Publish date 12 June 2019
Update date 1 July 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 13 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 1 July 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier a3fa8dc0-f6a7-43f2-86bd-00571d8f772b