SES volunteers check the damage when the Orara River was last in flood.
SES volunteers check the damage when the Orara River was last in flood. Debrah Novak

Floods of feedback requested

RESIDENTS living around Glenreagh on the Orara River are being asked to share their knowledge and experience of flooding.

Clarence Valley Mayor, Cr Richie Williamson, said the council has contracted consultants GHD to produce the study, as part of the NSW Government's Floodplain Risk Management Process.

"The aim of this study is to model flood behaviour using the available data, including information from local residents," he said.

"As a first step, the project team is keen to learn when and where previous flooding has occurred at Glenreagh and the surrounding areas and how that affected people and their properties."

GHD project manager Rainer Berg said a survey document will be mailed out to all residents seeking feedback.

"We've drawn up a simple survey that people can fill in," he said.

"It will help us form a clear idea of where and when flooding has occurred in the past, as well as the behaviour of the flood waters - such as how fast the water rose, fell or pooled."

For more information about the study contact GHD on 6650 5602.



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