Council seeks input from residents for overland flow study
Published: 11 Jul 2018 4:37pm
11 July 2018
There are less than two weeks left for residents to have their say in the development of the Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (MOFFRMSP).
“The objective of the Major Overland Flow Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan is to develop an overall floodplain risk management plan for the study area that addresses the existing, future and continuing flood problems,” Council’s Lead Engineer - Water and Waste Assets, Shaula Siregar said.
“The type of flooding this particular study is looking at is known as overland flow. Unlike riverine flooding, which is caused by water coming out of the Murrumbidgee River, this current study is concerned with excess runoff caused by local rainfall that drains towards the river through the various major drainage systems.
“This happens when a significant amount of flow leaves a designated flow path, such as Dukes Creek, Stringybark Creek, Crooked Creek, Glenfield Drain, Marshalls Creek and Gregadoo Creek.
“This study is not intended to address small-scale local drainage issues on an individual property basis, or nuisance ponding in roadways or gardens, but rather is focused on improving management of the city’s major drainage systems to minimise the impacts of overland flooding that may otherwise result in danger to personal safety and property damage.
“I would encourage all residents to share their knowledge and provide input into the study and have their concerns and ideas heard.”
Residents are encouraged to take a moment to complete the survey online at www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/floodfutures or by picking up a hard copy at Civic Centre Customer Service Desk before Friday 20 July.
The Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan is being developed in accordance with the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy, as detailed in the Floodplain Development Manual and the outcomes will align with a range of Council’s policies.