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Goulburn Broken CMA Initiates Flood Response

Monday 6 September, 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) initiated its Flood Response Action Plan on Saturday to support the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) crews with critical flood level forecasting in the Goulburn Broken region.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) initiated its Flood Response Action Plan on Saturday to support the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) crews with critical flood level forecasting in the Goulburn Broken region.

The Goulburn Broken CMA has been closely monitoring the rainfall, initial flood levels and providing important intelligence to SES and Local Government on the likely trends and impacts of the flood water. The Goulburn Broken CMA uses information from the Bureau of Meteorology in conjunction with flood modelling tools to help identify potential critical flood points.

Chief Executive, Mr Chris Norman, said the Goulburn Broken CMA is responsible for floodplain management in the region and provides important technical information to emergency services and Local Government.

"We currently have planes scanning and photographing major flooding areas to improve this intelligence and capture data to verify previous flood modelling. Staff and contractors have also been undertaking flood level pegging."

The Goulburn Broken CMA advises residents in the region to keep up-to-date with the flood response information in their local area by listening to the local ABC radio station and refer to the Bureau of Meteorology for updates. In the case of specific flood advice residents should call the SES on 132 500 and in extreme emergencies dial 000.

After the flood waters have subsided the Goulburn Broken CMA will assess the damage across the region and will commence any necessary work to flood damaged waterways.

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For all flood related media enquiries please contact:

CEO
Mr Chris Norman
03 5820 1100