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Lower Bogan River - Provision of Floodways on 'Branglebar'

This report examines the impacts on flood levels and flow distributions of earthworks on the property of "Branglebar". It recommends corrective action to alleviate the impact of these works.

At present, the entire right bank floodplain of the Bogan River at this site is blocked to flood flows. This represents a width of about 10 km and includes a major flood runner, the Yangunyah Cowal. The effect of the blockage is to impound flood waters on the upstream property "Mulgawamna", and prevent the flow of beneficial flood waters onto downstream properties such as "Marra". Flood level increases of up to 0.3 m were experienced during the flood of April/May 1990, and very little Hoodwater made its way onto "Marra" during the February 1992 flood.

Two floodways are required to pass the right bank flood flows and maintain a near natural Hood flow distribution. Several floodway options ranging in width from 500 to 700 m have been considered to keep flood level increases to 0.1 m and flow velocities to 0.6 m/s. One particular option has been recommended for the far right side of the floodplain.

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Title Lower Bogan River - Provision of Floodways on 'Branglebar'
Publication Date 1 August 1993
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
© OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Brewarrina Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Water Resources Commssion
Publish date 25 June 2020
Update date 25 June 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 25 June 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 25 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier f5e25228-7bcd-4b4a-956e-e4ad0ec1fe17