Moorabool Shire has a history of flooding including flooding from rivers and creeks overflowing after prolonged rainfall (riverine) and also to flash flooding after high intensity rainfall often associated with thunderstorms.
Bacchus Marsh experienced a significant flood event in November 1995 when the Werribee River broke its banks, flooding low lying parts of the town and surrounding farmland.
More recently, Bacchus Marsh suffered flash flooding five times in 2010-2011 following local heavy rain, causing extensive 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 Local Flood Guide or Moorabool Shire Flood Emergency Plan for more information..