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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Tuggerah Lakes Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

The Tuggerah Lakes system comprises of Tuggerah Lake, Budgewoi Lake and lake Munmorah and the immediate floodplain. The lakes occupy and area of approximately 80 square kilometres (11% of the total catchment area, which is 750 square kilometres) and are surrounded by residential developments, areas of open space and rural lands. The major rivers which drain into the lakes are the Wyong River (447 square kilometres) and Ourimbah Creek (160 square kilometres).

The most effective means of managing flood risk in the Tuggerah Lakes floodplain were found to be:

  • Land use planning
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Adaptation planning
  • Emergency management planning and evacuation
  • Flood awareness education

Additional Information

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Title Tuggerah Lakes Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
Publication Date 21 November 2014
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Central Coast Council
Author/ Prepared by WMAwater
Publish date 15 May 2019
Update date 20 May 2019
River Basin 211 - Macquarie Tuggerah
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 15 May 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 20 May 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 53a217d3-e9c2-452a-8834-a459c9241ddc