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Flood study to assess risks for suburbs around Upper Cockle Creek

Monday January 11, 2016 - 05:44 EDT
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Lake Macquarie Council is conducting a flood study of Upper Cockle Creek - ABC

Lake Macquarie Council says it is hoped a flood study of Upper Cockle Creek will help it better plan and manage existing and future flood risks in the area.

Council says there is a well documented history of flooding in the catchment, which has caused significant damage in the past.

It is encouraging the community to help it identify the nature of flooding in Edgeworth, West Wallsend, Barnsley, Holmesville, Glendale, Seahampton and Killingworth.

Council has engaged a specialist in flood models and floodplain management to carry out the study.

It will update earlier studies by using current flood modelling technology and more comprehensive survey data that has only recently become available.

Residents are urged to take part in the study by completing an online survey or by identifying areas of flooding an on interactive map.

Submissions close January 31.


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