SES has also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare, respond to and recover from flood events within Municipality.
The Indigo Shire Council sits within the Murray river catchment with tributaries including Black Dog Creek, Kiewa River (including tributary Yackandandah Creek) and Indigo Creek. The Hume Dam and Kerferd Dam are also significant bodies of water that can have an impact on the area.
The Indigo Shire Council was impacted significantly by the flood events of 2010-2012 with Chiltern experiencing the most significant flood damage during this period, although a number of other towns including Beechworth, Yackandandah and Tangambalanga also suffered damage.
The lead time to respond to a flood event may be limited. All households and businesses at risk of flooding should develop an emergency plan and beware of their flood risk.
Households and business should refer to their Indigo Shire Council Flood Emergency Plan for more information.