VICSES 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.
VICSES has also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare, respond to and recover from flood events within Municipality.
Moira Shire has a long history of flooding including the record-breaking flood event in 2012 which impacted most townships and vast areas of rural farmland resulting in extensive flood damage across the municipality.
Moira Shire is located within and area bordered by the Warby Ranges to the east , the lower Dookie Hills lie alongside part of the southern boundary with the Murray River to the north and several river floodplains and basins to the west. Moira Shire’s main waterways include the Murray, Goulburn and Ovens Rivers, the Broken and Boosey Creeks and the Muckatah Depression.
Flooding within the Moira Shire generally happens as a result of very heavy rainfall, such as in 2012 or from sustained rainfall over a number of days such as in the 1993 flood.
Households and business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or Moira Shire Council’s Flood Emergency Plan for more information.
Your local VICSES units are:
- Cobram Unit: Jerilderie Street, Tocumwal, New South Wales
- Numurkah Unit: Nelson Street, Numurkah
- Yarrawonga Unit: cnr Dunlop and Woods Roads, Yarrawonga