Green Cross Australia is a not for profit organisation who deliver digital projects that help people in practical ways adapt to our changing climate, embrace sustainable living and build resilient communities.
Andrew Western receives funding from the Australian Research Council for flood forecasting research and has consulted to the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment on flood issues.
Parts of Queensland and New South Wales have big floods again with people being evacuated, properties flooded and tragically some fatalities. At Gladstone the 1-in-100-year three-day rainfall event is 720mm and the total observed for the three days up to 9am on January 27 was 660mm, with 820mm over four days. Rather it lists the local government responsible for the location and previous flood studies for the area. While heavy rain did fall in some parts of the catchment, it was not widespread across the catchment and it also tended to fall more in the north, where Wivenhoe Dam provides significant flood protection. Creating this service is a good start, but at present it does not provide any direct flood risk information. It is difficult and expensive to control where flood water goes, but good planning can help make reduce costs and improve community safety.


It also lists a plethora of vaguely relevant GIS data, much of which is for places other than the point of interest.
Now there is a legacy problem that needs to be dealt with - communities and businesses already exist in areas that will be flooded again and again. If you live in a flood-prone area, these simple steps will help protect your home against the impact of flooding. The result has been a record flood at Bundaberg, which has very long records that start in the 1860s.
Other approaches to addressing legacy problems such as buy-back schemes for frequently flooded properties are also worthy and are being considered in both Queensland and Victoria. The evacuation of Bundaberg Hospital underlines the importance of this - we need to put essential services where they will be as safe as possible from flooding. So yes, the Bundaberg flood - at around 9.5m - is big and the challenges in responding to it are not surprising given its size. The more of this information the public has, the more it will influence behaviours ranging from property purchase decisions to motivating flood preparedness.


The concerns about Brisbane flooding appear not to have been realised, with few buildings with water above floor level.
Flooding is the most costly cause of natural disaster in Australia and we need to keep working to try to reduce its impacts. The summer had been very dry in southern Queensland up until last week and it is possible that this reduced the flood flows somewhat.
Scarborough, Queensland: no longer allowed to factor in sea-level rise in its planning laws.
The last major flood in Bundaberg was 7.92m in 2010, which flooded hundreds of homes and businesses.
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