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Audit of Flood Levees for New South Wales - Town of Oxley

The town of Oxley is located 90km north east of Balranald on the Lachlan River in New South Wales, has a population of about 15 and is protected from flooding by a 2.2km levee surrounding the town.

The levee was constructed in 1989 to the 1956 flood level plus O. 5m free board under controlled conditions. Construction and raising occurred under the supervision of the Baranald Shire Engineer and a high standard of construction was reported to be achieved.

To date the town of Oxley has not been inundated as a result of failure of the levee.

The audit is designed to appraise the flood security and structural adequacy of the levee system at Oxley. This report presents the results of that audit and consists of a visual appraisal of the levee and materials, assessment of the water retention capacity of the levee, research of flood records and an appraisal of the cost of corrective action and the extent of such action.

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Title Audit of Flood Levees for New South Wales - Town of Oxley
Publication Date 1 July 1991
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Balranald Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by NSW Dams & Civil Section
Publish date 26 June 2020
Update date 26 June 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 26 June 2020
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 26 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier ee0bf1af-8589-4388-a4f8-43e4bfbfceaa