Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Study maps out flood threat

Thursday February 28, 2013 - 09:11 EDT

New maps have been drafted as the first part of a planning study to manage floods in the Burrumbeet Creek floodplain near Ballarat.

The maps will be presented at a community meeting in Miners Rest tonight.

The area has been inundated a number of times in the past few years and the January 2011 flood provided new information on flood levels, which has been used in the draft maps.

Ballarat councillor John Philips says residents are worried.

"We've had three floods over the period of a couple of years ago and very significant floods and each one of those floods were actually higher than the last one, so they tended to be an escalation of flooding and that became a major worry for residents," he said.


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Storms still affecting south-east Queensland

19:22 EDT

Towns in Queensland's south-east are being hit by storms, but Brisbane has escaped much of the rainfall and the weather is no longer regarded as severe.

Dry spring set to continue across NSW

17:59 EDT

The start of spring has been unusually dry across most of New South Wales.

Queensland coast warned to prepare for hot, fast fire season

14:52 EDT

The Queensland Rural Fire Service says fires on parts of the state's coast will burn hotter and faster this season due to the ongoing dry.