-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
24 June 2019
Community callout for Cootamundra Flood Study
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council is currently undertaking the Cootamundra Flood Study.
The Flood Study is based on current flood modelling techniques and industry guidance, and once completed, will give Council a better understanding of the current flood risk to the community. The outcomes of the Flood Study will support many Council functions including planning and development, community education and designing flood risk mitigation works. Council has engaged flooding and hydrology experts, WMAwater, to complete the study.
Council is seeking input from the community to assist in the development of computer models that simulate flood behaviour. In particular, Council is interested in collecting records of flooding such as photographs, flood marks (e.g. mud or debris lines), and learning about the communities experiences of flood behaviour in Cootamundra.
Cootamundra residents are urged to undertake a short questionnaire that is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cootamundraflood
A newsletter outlining the flood study and questionnaire is available for download from Council’s website: www.cgrc.nsw.gov.au. For those who prefer a hard copy, please call into GCRC Administration offices in Wallendoon Street Cootamundra.
Council is also asking residents to supply photos of flooding (particularly from September 2016), you can bring them to Council on a USB stick, or email firstname.lastname@example.org