Flood studies

We undertake flood studies to help us understand flooding better and to improve land use planning and emergency response to floods. Flood studies allow us to get more detailed information about flood behavior in a certain area. We develop sophisticated computer models that incorporate local knowledge, anecdotal information and historical information to determine flood extents, depths and velocities for a variety of flood sizes. After a study has been completed we have flood inundation maps and information that can be used by land planners, the community and emergency services staff.

Lower Thomson and Latrobe Flood Study

We’re conducting a flood study on the lower Thomson and Latrobe rivers. In the past, flood studies have been undertaken on the Macalister River, the Thomson above Denison and the Latrobe above Kilmany but this current study will cover the knowledge gap downstream of those areas.  A key part of the study will be applying probability theory to understand the relative contributions from these three river systems, as well as the influence of high water levels within Lake Wellington. The first community meeting is on February 20, with another due in June/July.  For further information, contact Wayne Gilmour or Adam Dunn on 1300 094 262.

Recent flood studies

Over the last decade, flood studies have been undertaken at the towns of Traralgon, Rosedale, Seaspray, Warragul, Yarragon, Trafalgar, Moe, Morwell, Sale and Tarwin Lower. Large parts of the flood plains of the Latrobe, Thomson, Macalister and Moe rivers have also had flood studies completed.

Final summary reports for the recently completed flood studies are now available.

Flooding animations

Coastal inundation animations have been developed for:

Riverine flooding animations have been developed for: