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NSW Coast - Elevated Ocean Levels - Storms affecting NSW Coast - 1880 to 1980

"The problems associated with elevated ocean levels during significant storm events in NSW have become increasingly apparent over the last two decades as development along the coast has expanded. The problems include: flooding of low-lying coastal areas and coastal streams, as well as storm attack on the foreshores. Whilst these effects have always occurred along the coast they have never been fully recognised or understood until recently.

Given the limited knowledge and understanding of these ocean water level increases and the Public Works Department's responsibility to provide informative engineering advice to the authorities responsible for planning and management of land use on the coastal zone, Consultants Blain, Bremmer and Williams were commissioned to investigate:

  • the various weather systems which can affect water levels along the N.S.W. coastline, their frequency and intensity; and
  • the wave climate and its corresponding effects on water levels along the coastline.

This report presents the results of the Investigation (Volume 1) and a site specific study into design water levels in Coffs Harbour Region (Volume 2), This site-specific study can be used as a guide for similar types of studies in other areas."

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Title NSW Coast - Elevated Ocean Levels - Storms affecting NSW Coast - 1880 to 1980
Publication Date 1 December 1985
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Author/ Prepared by Public Works Coastal Branch
Publish date 25 June 2020
Update date 25 June 2020
River Basin State-wide
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 25 June 2020
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 25 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 511b39da-92cc-435a-a274-dd80495402c8