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Moomin Creek Flood Study

This floodplain management study is concerned with the floodplain of Moomin Creek. The study area is located within a designated floodplain and stretches approximately 80 km along Moomin Creek from upstream of the Gurley Creek/Moomin Creek confluence to upstream of the Mallowa Creek/Moomin Creek confluence. It covers an area of approximately 1200 square kilometres, with the centroid of the area approximately 70 km south west of Moree. The study area lies primarily within the Local Government Area of Moree Plains Shire, with small areas in the southern reaches within Narrabri Shire and Walgett Shire.

The primary objectives or aims of the Moomin Creek Flood Study are:

  • To gain a detailed understanding and definition of the flood regime across the floodplain;
  • To identify the divergence of current flood flow distribution from the natural distribution;
  • To identify significant areas to be retained under natural flooding paths; and
  • To determine whether a floodplain management study is required to coordinate floodplain development and ensure floodplain functions are compatible with the needs of the community and the floodplain environment.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Moomin Creek Flood Study
Publication Date 1 September 2003
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Author/ Prepared by Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Natural Resources
Publish date 29 May 2019
Update date 26 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 30 May 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 26 June 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier 46af33e1-1759-4750-862b-0a21a474bee5