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Monday, 19 September 2016

Wangaratta Flood Study Community Update

19 Sept 2016

New data now available on the Wangaratta portal and locals are invited to attend a community update.

Community members planning on attending the upcoming flood study information session are encouraged to view the data prior to attending. To access the portal, please visit http://tinyurl.com/wangfloodmappingportal.

The community information session regarding the flood study will be held at Wangaratta Performing Art Centre Tuesday 4 October at 10am-12pm. Please RSVP by 27 September to Rebecca Damm on 02 643 7694, for catering purposes.

Rural City of Wangaratta, North East Catchment Management Authority and Water Technology have been gathering historical flooding data for the Wangaratta project area that covers Hume Freeway at Wangaratta and north to Waldara. This study has been made possible thanks to funding from the Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning.

North East CMA Project Officer, Ms Rebecca Damm, said the new data collected will replace out-dated data last collected from 1996-98. "With 10 floods in the last three years it's important to update the available data and local knowledge in this area is extremely valuable" said Ms Damm,

"I encourage community members to get involved by viewing the portal and attending the community information session," said Ms Damm

Ms Damm also wanted to thank the community for submitting photos to the project "We have been viewing your historical photos so we can ensure our mapping and understanding of flooding around Wangaratta is as accurate as possible".

For more info: go to www.necma.vic.gov.au or contact North East CMA Project officer, Rebecca Damm on 1300 216 513

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