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Forbes Flood Study - Preliminary Information Pack

Sinclair Knight Merz was engaged by Forbes Shire Council to update and extend the Forbes Flood Study and make recommendations where necessary to update the Forbes Floodplain Management Plan (FMP).

This project builds on work conducted by the then Water Resources Commission (WRC) in 1992 and Sinclair Knight in 1994.

This project has revisited some of the key elements of the 1994 flood study and collected more information with which to provide a more comprehensive analysis.

Key elements of this study include:

  • Development of a completely restructured computer flood model,
  • An extensive hydrological review,
  • Compilation of additional survey,
  • Flood levels estimates,
  • Assessment of the implications of the recently released Floodplain Management Manual (2001),
  • Flood hazard categorisations.

This document provides a summary of project work and results developed thus far and is a precursor to the draft report due for release in early October, 2001.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Forbes Flood Study - Preliminary Information Pack
Publication Date 17 September 2001
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Forbes Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd
Publish date 14 June 2020
Update date 15 June 2020
River Basin 412 - Lachlan
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 14 June 2020
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 15 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier d238c6ed-d073-4f52-8f16-c154f28b696a