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Camden Haven floodplain

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council developed a Flood Study for the Camden Haven River and Lakes System which defines flood behaviour in and around the Camden Haven River and Lakes System. This information includes flood flows, velocities, levels and flood extents, for a range of flood events under existing floodplain and catchment conditions.

A Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Camden Haven River catchment has also been developed.

A range of floodplain management measures were assessed as part of the Camden Haven Floodplain Risk Management Study and the majority of these management measures have been implemented by Council. 

History of flooding in the Camden Haven

The Camden Haven River and Lakes System has a long history of flooding with floods occurring in 1929, 1956, 1963 and 2013.

Most of the major floods caused substantial damage and disruption to those living in or adjacent to the floodplain. The 1963 flood is the largest on record for the lower Camden Haven River, and inundated areas of North Haven, Dunbogan, Laurieton and Kendall.

A range of floodplain management measures were assessed as part of the Camden Haven Floodplain Risk Management Study and the majority of these management measures have been implemented by Council. 

Image: Camden Haven Floodplain map

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This page was last updated on: 04 June 2019