SHOALHAVEN City Council is inviting residents to take part in the Lake Wollumboola Flood Study.
Council has engaged consultants WMAwater to carry out the study, which includes data collection on historical rainfall and lake levels as well as computer modelling of flood behaviour in the Lake Wollumboola catchment.
The modelling will also consider the effects of the entrance behaviour on lake levels and flood risk.
Director of planning and development services Tim Fletcher said Culburra Beach residents had been sent a newsletter about the study.
“The Lake Wollumboola Flood Study is being prepared to meet the objectives of the NSW government’s Flood Prone Land Policy,” Mr Fletcher said.
“Under the state policy, NSW local governments are responsible for identifying and managing the risk to life and property from flooding.
“Once completed, the study will establish the basis for subsequent floodplain management activities such as identification of flood liable land and the application of flood-related development controls.
“Local residents have been provided with a newsletter and questionnaire seeking information about flooding they have previously observed in the area.
“I would certainly encourage all residents to take the time to fill out the survey and ensure their knowledge is incorporated as part of the study results.”
Mr Fletcher said residents would be provided with further opportunities for feedback during the latter stages of the study.
For more information about the proposed works or to discuss any issues in regards to the Lake Woollumboola Flood Study, community members are encouraged to contact council on 4429 3145 or to email apolom@shoalhaven.
nsw.gov.au or firstname.lastname@example.org.