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Video - New flood modelling to help guide planning and adaptation

Flood modelling is one tool Council, the community and other stakeholders can use to plan for low-lying places subject to flooding, ineffective drainage and sea level rise over time.

Flood modelling can be used to simulate the benefits and impacts of different flood mitigation and adaptation options on the community and the environment, such as filling land, raising the floor levels of houses and designing drains differently.

In March 2017 community representatives from the former Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan working group and the current Pelican and Blacksmiths Local Adaptation Planning working group were invited to attend a presentation on flood modelling recently undertaken for Council.

Council will use this modelling to help guide planning and local adaptation activities.

A video of this presentation is now available online:

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