Clarence City Council has released flood maps for the urban areas of Clarence.
The flood maps show which areas of the city are subject to flooding from a 1% AEP (annual exceedance probability) storm, a storm event that has a one percent chance of occurring in any given year.
Clarence City Council Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said the flood maps were a vital source of information for those concerned about flooding.
“These flood maps can be used by residents, designers and developers to inform planning, and improve community understanding and awareness of flood risk,” he said.
“We will also use these studies to prioritise upgrades to our city’s existing stormwater infrastructure and help guide our decisions when planning for new developments,” he added.
Council engaged several leading Australian engineering consultancies in stormwater modelling, to undertake the detailed flood studies into the effects of major weather events in the city.
“We are very pleased to present this information on our website,” Mayor Chipman said.
For more information or to view the flood maps, visit www.ccc.tas.gov.au/stormwater-and-flooding.