Lake Macquarie Waterway - Flood Study 2012

The key objective of this Flood Study is to develop a suitable hydrologic/hydraulic model that can project flood and permanent inundation water levels in Lake Macquarie from rainfall, sea level rise and storm surge. These results will be used by Lake Macquarie City Council, in consultation with the community of Lake Macquarie City, to manage flood and permanent inundation risks to low lying land around the Lake Macquarie waterway. The key stages in the process are: Undertaken a comprehensive review of the 1998 Lake Macquarie Flood Study (Part 1 – Reference 1) and develop suitable hydrologic/hydraulic models to define flood behaviour over the full range of design events for existing catchment conditions, Use the hydrologic/hydraulic models to assess various climate change scenarios, including application of the NSW Government’s sea level rise benchmarks, Assess the potential increase in storm surge as a result of climate change and its impact on elevated ocean levels, Review the potential impact of climate change on the local wind/wave climate as this affects the extent of wave runup on the foreshore, Assess the hydraulic and hazard categories for existing and climate change conditions. This report details the results and findings of the above investigations. The key elements include: a summary of available historical flood related data, establishment of the hydrologic and hydraulic models, calibration of the hydrologic and hydraulic models, definition of the design flood behaviour for existing catchment conditions, sensitivity analysis of the design flood behaviour, assessment of the impacts of climate change on the still water and wave runup water levels re-definition of the flood extent and hydraulic and hazard categories mapping for existing and climate change conditions. A Flood Study is a technical document and not easily understood by the general public. A glossary of flood related terms is provided in Appendix A to assist. If more explanation of terms or a better understanding of the approach is required, type “NSW Government Floodplain Development Manual” into an internet search engine and you will be directed to the NSW Government web site which provides a copy of this manual and further explanation. Flood levels given in this report relate only to the water level with the lake itself. Design water levels in the creek systems entering the lake (Cockle Creek, Dora Creek etc.) will be higher than those shown for the lake.

Dataset Source Details

This dataset is connected from the NSW Flood Data Portal

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 15/09/2017
Purpose Land and Resource Management
Frequency of change As needed
Date of Asset Publication 2012-06-01
License 3rd party licence
Geospatial Topic Disaster
NSW Place Name Lake Macquarie

Dataset extent

River Basin 211 - Macquarie Tuggerah
Spatial Data Capture Method Exported from Model
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