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Review of Floodplain Management Practice in New South Wales - Discussion Paper

This review will take account of Floodplain Management Program experience in New South Wales as a whole. However, it was triggered by problems brought to light during recent flooding in Western Sydney and it will therefore pay particular attention to experience gained from those events. Western Sydney has suffered 3 floods in less than two years. None of these floods approached anywhere near the maximum level of flood inundation which is theoretically possible in the area. In this regard it should be noted that the Hawkesbury/Nepean system last suffered a really major flood in 1867. This is believed to have been about a 0.2% event and it was some 7 metres higher than the recent 1986 and 1988 floods at Windsor.

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Title Review of Floodplain Management Practice in New South Wales - Discussion Paper
Publication Date 1 January 1988
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Author/ Prepared by PWD
Publish date 30 June 2020
Update date 30 June 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 1 July 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 1 July 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 6567ab3b-359f-426e-8610-cff9eba661f0