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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Hay to Maude: Phase B Floodplain Risk Management Study and Draft Floodplain Management Plan

The specific area of the Murrumbidgee River considered by this study is the reach between 11km upstream of Hay and just downstream of Maude. The Study area covers a total floodplain area of approximately 1,800 square kilometres and falls entirely within the Hay Shire Local Government Area. The towns of Hay and Maude are located within the study area. Other significant waterways within the study area providing connectivity between the Murrumbidgee River and the floodplain are Coonoon Creek, Eleven Mile Creek, Darcoola Creek, Sand Creek, Fiddlers Creek, Uara Creek (formerly known as Gum Creek), Black Creek and Budgee Creek in addition to a number of unnamed flood runners.

The FRMS provides a summary of the results from the Flood Study completed in 2008 and uses these results to establish flow patterns and develop management options for the sustainable development of the floodplain. The draft FRMP has the following strategic objectives:

  • to develop management strategies to address the New South Wales Government’s State Flood Prone Land Policy,
  • to assist the Department of Water and Energy in its administration of Part 8 of the Water Act 1912,
  • to develop a scheme and criteria to identify complying and non-complying flood control works,
  • to develop management measures to improve and maintain the diversity and well-being of native riverine and floodplain ecosystems that depend on flood inundation.

Additional Information

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Title Hay to Maude: Phase B Floodplain Risk Management Study and Draft Floodplain Management Plan
Publication Date 4 June 2010
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Hay Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by WMAwater
Publish date 13 June 2019
Update date 1 July 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 13 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 2 July 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 94242c27-7cf1-4a01-8242-15a0e7c21649