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Flood Depth Maps

In 2003 WBM Oceanics Australia (Now BMT WBM) completed the Herbert River Flood Study for the Herbert River Improvement Trust.  A deliverable of this study was the production of flood level, depth and hazard mapping, which was subsequently incorporated into Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s planning scheme. However, since the completion of the study there have been changes on the floodplain that have affected flooding and additional more accurate data has become available. In December 2015, BMT WBM in association with Venant Solutions Pty Ltd undertook an update to Council’s Flood Model.  As a result of this update, Hinchinbrook Shire Council has developed a series of flood depth maps for the following flood events:

  • 1 in 5 year
  • 1 in 10 year
  • 1 in 20 year
  • 1 in 50 year
  • 1 in 100 year
  • 1 in 500 year
  • Probable Maximum Flood

These flood depth maps have been developed around the township areas in the Hinchinbrook Community.  The maps provide an indication on the expected peak flood depth during each flood event listed above.  The depth mapping is indicative only and is developed using the updated 2015 flood model.

Depth Maps
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