Think back to a time when the Murray or the Little Murray was in flood, to a time when it was threatening to burst its banks. Did you take a photo, mark a fence post or note a landmark where the floodwater reached?
If so, we need you to share your stories and memories.
The Swan Hill Regional Flood Study is being compiled now. It will be used to plan for future emergency responses and for land use planning along the Murray and Little Murray rivers.
It will focus specifically on three key areas – around Pental Island, from Swan Hill to Nyah-Vinifera Park, and from Nyah to Piangil (Tooleybuc).
Community sessions to gather local knowledge are planned for 24 and 25 June across the area. Equipment will available to copy photos and documents, and people will be there to record your memories and information.
If you cannot make any of the sessions but would like to share some information with us, we are also scheduling one-on-one interviews. For more information, contact Rebecca Dick at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on 0438 674 866.
The State Government-funded study is being completed through a partnership between Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Swan Hill Rural City Council, Murray River Council, North Central Catchment Management Authority, Mallee Catchment Management Authority and VicSES.
|Sunday, 24 June||Swan Hill
Swan Hill Region Information Centre, 2pm-4pm
|Monday, 25 June||Lake Boga
Catalina Flying Boat Museum, 1pm-3pm
|Monday, 25 June||Tooleybuc
Tooleybuc Sporting Club, 5pm-7pm