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Lower Macleay Floodplain Management Plan - Supplementary Report Covering the Floodplain Between Kempsey & Frederickton

The Macleay River catchment covers some 11,500 square kilometres. The main tributaries, including the Aspley, Muddy and Chandler Rivers, rise in the Great Dividing Range and flow across the New England Tablelands before falling into rugged gorge country. The Macleay itself emerges from the gorges some 35km upstream of Kempsey. Below Kempsey the river meanders through a wide expanse of low lying floodplain, which is subject to frequent and persistent flooding.

Summary of issues:

  • Design flood levels
  • Maintenance of river bank protection works
  • Drain maintenance
  • Flood warning
  • Willows drain floodgate
  • Evacuation routes
  • Pola creek levees
  • Kempsey traffic bridge gauge

Additional Information

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Title Lower Macleay Floodplain Management Plan - Supplementary Report Covering the Floodplain Between Kempsey & Frederickton
Publication Date 1 July 2004
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Kempsey Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by WMAwater
Publish date 19 June 2019
Update date 28 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 19 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 28 June 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 9cc6f5d3-fd80-4b54-b566-fc2f841be1c8