Launceston Flood Risk Mitigation Assessment - June 2016 Floods: Suburb of Newstead

Tariq Maqsood, Martin Wehner, Itismita Mohanty, Neil Corby, Mark Edwards, Fiona Gibson, Abbie Rogers

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Abstract

Launceston is floodprone and located within the Tamar River floodplain at the confluence of the Tamar, North Esk and South Esk Rivers in Tasmania (see Figure 1). Launceston has been subjected to 35 significant floods since records began, with the 1929 flood considered to be the worst (Fullard, 2013). A new Launceston Flood Authority was established in 2008 to design, construct and maintain existing and new flood levees. To replace the existing deteriorated levees a flood mitigation initiative was completed in 2016 to provide Launceston with reliable flood protection up to the 200 year Annual Recurrence Interval (ARI) event (Fullard, 2013).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherBushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, Australia
Number of pages54
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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