Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

$2.85m to target flood mitigation

Monday February 11, 2013 - 10:32 EDT

A total of $2.85 million will be spent to reduce the flood risk in North Warrnambool.

The Warrnambool council and the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority are collaborating on the project to install culverts and levee banks along Russell's Creek next summer.

Glenn Reddick from the Warrnambool council says the works are designed to minimise the damage from a one-in-100 year flood of the creek.

"It does benefit 763 properties, of which there's 356 buildings, and it would actually mean that 99 of these buildings would no longer be at risk of flooding above the floor level," he said.

"So it's quite exciting, it's a very significant project."


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Low flows hit northern Tasmanian irrigators

12:26 EDT

The drying effect of El Nino is restricting irrigation in northern Tasmania.

Another round of heat to finish up Spring

11:36 EDT

Extreme heat has been affecting New South Wales again this week just ahead of a cooler change.

Consumers asked to accept 'hailstorm heroes' after storms damage fruit

11:23 EDT

The fruit industry will ask consumers to lower their expectations on fruit quality this season.