Flood information for the Glenleg Shire Council, encompassing local flood guides for Casterton and the Glenelg Shire Municipal Flood Emergency Plan.
SES has developed Local Flood Guides to explain local flood risks for communities at risk. This includes advice for communities on how to prepare and respond to flood events and who to contact in the event of a flood.
SES has also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare, respond to and recover from flood events within the Municipality.
Glenelg Shire Council has a history of flooding including a significant flood event in 1946 which impacted the townships of Casterton, Sandford, Heywood, Portland, & Narrawong and vast extents of rural areas resulting in extensive damage.
The main river systems that cause flooding in the Glenelg Shire are the Glenelg River at Casterton & Sandford, Fitzroy River at Heywood, Surry River at Narrawong and Fawthrop Lagoon at Portland. 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 for more information.