A flood study is underway to map the Orara River in flood around Glenreagh.
A flood study is underway to map the Orara River in flood around Glenreagh.

Glenreagh study recuits locals to help map river in flood

A STUDY is underway to map flooding on the Orara River around Glenreagh and local residents are being asked to share their experiences of where the river rises.

Clarence Valley Council has contracted Consultants GHD to produce the study, as part of the NSW Government's Floodplain Risk Management Process.

To gain a full understanding of the Orara River in flood, Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson has asked residents to share their knowledge and experience of flooding in the area.

"The aim of this study is to model flood behaviour using the available data, including information from local residents," Cr Williamson said.  

"The project team is keen to share the preliminary findings of the study, and where flooding has occurred at Glenreagh and the surrounding areas."

GHD Project Manager Dr Rainer Berg is overseeing the flood study for the consultancy firm.

"We have completed many of the study tasks and are keen to share preliminary findings with the Glenreagh community about where and when flooding has occurred in the past, as well as the behaviour of the flood waters," Dr Berg said.

A community meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 11, at Glenreagh School of Arts Hall at 62 Coramba St from 6pm to 8pm.

For further information about the Glenreagh Flood Study, residents can contact Project Manager Dr Rainer Berg at GHD on 6650 5602.