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Flooding of the Shoalhaven River 29th April-1st May 1988

Heavy rainfall in the upper catchment of the Shoalhaven River during the period 29 April to 1 May 1988 resulted in a major flood occurring in the lower reaches of the river. Observations of the staff gauge at Nowra Bridge showed the river height peaked at a level. of RL 4.65m AHD late on Saturday 30 April 1988. From the stage height frequency curve at Nowra Bridge the flood had a slightly less than 1:10 yr ARI. In line with the Department's responsibility to collect flood data, the Wollongong Regional Office proceeded to carry out a stream gauging operation to determine flood velocities on the downstream side of the Old Nowra Bridge.

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Title Flooding of the Shoalhaven River 29th April-1st May 1988
Publication Date 1 May 1988
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Shoalhaven City Council
Author/ Prepared by PWD
Publish date 30 June 2020
Update date 30 June 2020
River Basin 215 - Shoalhaven
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 30 June 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 30 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier a95fa41d-d14d-44ce-9260-849596cde315