In November 2016 an updated flood study for the Manning River catchment was adopted. It aims to assist us to better understand, plan and manage the risk of flooding in our region.
The Manning River catchment has a history of major flooding, including the significant events of 1978 and 1990 and more recently smaller events in 2011 and 2012.
In order to appropriately plan for future flood events and reduce the potential impacts of flooding on our community, an updated Manning River Flood Study was conducted during 2015 by specialists BMT WBM, with the valuable input of locals who shared their experiences of flooding in the area.
The Review and Update Manning River Flood Study replaces the previous study which was completed 25 years earlier. With the assistance of new-age technology, and taking into account increased rainfall due to climate change and sea level rise predictions, it provides a comprehensive overview of our floodplains extending from downstream of Wingham, across to the coast. Areas of focus include Tinonee, Taree, Cundletown, Harrington, Manning Point and adjacent rural and semi-rural areas.
Flood studies have also been completed for both Wingham (2011) and Lansdowne (2015). The reports can be viewed by clicking the links below.
The reports are also available for review at Manning Valley libraries.