Flooding in the Yarriambiack Shire can occur as a result of short duration, high intensity rain which causes localised flash flooding on roads and properties. The years 2010 and 2011 recorded above average rainfall events in spring and summer with major flooding of the Yarriambiack Creek and its adjoining tributaries. Localised flooding was also experienced in the 1970s.
The Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee has prepared the following flood plans:
- Warracknabeal and Beulah Flood Study 2007
- Wimmera River Yarriambiack Creek Flow Modelling Study 2009
- Yarriambiack Shire Council Flood Response Plan
These plans are currently being incorporated into Yarriambiack Shire Council Flood Emergency Plan and will be available online soon.
It is important that residents understand how to prepare for flooding. The following links provide essential information and tips for effective preparation:
The Wimmera CMA has conducted a number of flood studies and prepared flood maps for flood affected townships in the municipality. They are all available on the Wimmera CMA website.