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River Murray Flood Mapping (1956 flood)

River Murray Flood Mapping represents the extent of flooding based on historical records and some associated information (eg. flood depth contours and levels) captured by two different projects for (1) the River Murray from the mouth to the South Australian border, and (2) the River Murray from the South Australian border to Lake Hume.

The flood information for the South Australian section of the River Murray was obtained from the South Australian Government by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), and represents the extent of the 1956 flood.

The information for the River Murray upstream of the South Australian border was produced for the MDBA to support environmental planning along the River Murray, such as NSW Murray Regional Environmental Plan No 2 (note that the flood information was collected in a uniform and consistent fashion for both the NSW and Victorian sides of the floodplain). Accuracy and reliability of mapping was subject to the quality of data available at the time the mapping was undertaken.

The Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE), who undertook the flood information mapping upstream of South Australia on behalf of MDBA as part of a Natural Resource Management Strategy (NRMS) project, is currently producing detailed metadata to support the mapping, for example specifying the sources of data for each flood information segment. Please note that the flood mapping data is preliminary until complete metadata has been constructed.

Please download the .zip file for the ANZLIC metadata statement.

Author: Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)

Download: River Murray Flood Mapping [ZIP 8.6 MB]

Published: 11 Feb 2013  •   Independent reports