Published on 27 August 2020
The Kyabram Flood Study project is a step closer to completion with computer flood modelling and a calibration report now available to the community for viewing.
General Manager Infrastructure, Jason Deller, said the report in summary says the hydrologic and hydraulic models have been checked and are working satisfactorily. From the feedback received, the model levels and extent of flooding match the records available and meet the community recollections of the October 1993 and March 2012 floods.
“We thank the community for their input and assistance to date in making sure the information and computer modelling accurately reflects past events,” Mr Deller said.
“In particular, we acknowledge and thank the Kyabram Drainage Action Committee for their input, with some members contributing a lot of time, effort and information which has been greatly appreciated.”
The computer flood modelling and calibration report are now available on Council’s website as well as in hard copy at the Kyabram Newsagency.
“Our next step is to seek community comment on what works and what actions we should investigate to reduce the impact of flooding on the Kyabram township,” Mr Deller said.
“We are assessing the existing pumps and drainage basins as part of this step. We will also look at the consequences should equipment fail and what opportunities there are for improved warning systems for impending floods.”
Feedback and suggestions can be provided until Wednesday, 7 October and can be made through the online mapping system or email. Details are available on Council’s website, www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/kyabram-flood-study
The comments received will be investigated and documented in the final report.