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Lismore Floods: Wilsons River Flood Heights and Lismore Flood Pictures
Richmond River Catchment Northeast NSW

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Updated: 9 September 2020

Lismore Flooding

2nd February 2001 Lismore flood pictures 11th May 1987 Lismore flood pictures 4th January 2008 Lismore flood pictures 30th June 2005 Lismore flood pictures 31st March 2017 Lismore flood pictures

The Northern Rivers district of NSW, Australia is one of the most flood prone areas of the country outside of the tropics. With Lismore at the junction of two major streams - Leycester Creek and Wilsons River - it is often subject to significant flooding.

Topography and the alignment of the Northern NSW coast relative to prevailing weather patterns allows for prolonged orographically enhanced rainfall events from time to time - particularly during late Summer, Autumn and early Winter. During those months large slow-moving (blocking) high pressure systems are often positioned around 40 degrees south and provide a long fetch of moisture-laden southeast to easterly winds onto the North Coast. Flood producing heavy rainfall can occur if the high combines with a trough, low pressure system, tropical cyclone, upper trough / cold pool and even the monsoon trough. It is not essential for a strong 'blocking' high pressure system to help cause a flood, but it is nearly always present for the major events - as it keeps the rain producing systems in the same area longer. Some examples of flood producing weather patterns:

Lismore location maps from Google Maps. Click for larger view.

Lismore satellite photo Lismore terrain map

Richmond River Flood Plain and Catchment Maps

The Wilsons River, Leycester Creek, Coopers Creek and Terrania Creek upstream from Lismore represent only about one-quarter of the Richmond River catchment, however the majority of flooding occurs in this area and through to Coraki. The Nightcap Range to the north of Lismore, and hills extending through Bangalow to near Alstonville often receive much higher rainfall than the rest of the region due to orographic effects and because it is closer to the coast and the source of rain-bearing clouds. The floodplain is also narrower due to hilly terrain. South and west of Lismore the terrain is quite flat and the floodplain very wide in comparison.

Major flooding of the Richmond River upstream from Coraki requires heavy rainfall west of the Nightcap and Border Ranges and into the eastern parts of the Richmond Range. This occurs far less frequently than Lismore flooding, with February 1954 and January 2008 the stand-out events for Casino, Kyogle and Wiangaree.

Heavy rainfall occurring over the generally flat country and eastern parts of the Richmond Range in the southwest of the catchment contributes to flooding at Coraki, Woodburn and downstream. Heavy rainfall on the southern side of the Alstonville Plateau also affects the Lower Richmond River.

Another part of the catchment is the Teven Valley and North Creek northwest and north of Ballina. Flooding can occur in this area during very heavy rainfall although those waters quickly enter the Richmond River.

Richmond River catchment map source

Richmond River catchment map Richmond River flood plain map

Lismore Flood Heights

Lismore flood level 1974 sign The Lismore flood gauge is on the rowing club building at the western end of Magellan Street (red dot on the Lismore Map) and became operational in 1917. River heights since the November 1917 flood are all taken from that point. Prior to 1917 the flood gauge was on Fawcetts Bridge, where Woodlark Street crosses the Wilsons River. Flood heights prior to 1917 cannot be relied on for the purposes of present-day comparisons.

Australian Height Datum (AHD) was introduced in the late 1990s. AHD flood height measurements are 0.78 metres lower than the old gauge readings that many readers may recall. Flood heights in other parts of Lismore vary depending on a number of factors including the volume and speed of water coming down the Wilsons River and Leycester Creeks, the amount of local flooding due to heavy rain in Lismore, whether the Browns Creek pump is operational and whether levees have or are being overtopped.

The Lismore central business district used to begin flooding when the Wilsons River reached 9.42m AHD. Water would flow into the streets near the old Post Office at the corner of Molesworth and Magellan streets. Major flows into the city would occur by 9.72m AHD with most of the CBD inundated when the river level reached 10.22m AHD.

A concrete wall flood levee was constructed over a couple of years and finished in March 2005. It protects the CBD from floods up to about 10.65m AHD. Flood waters during major events will still top the levee but will start to enter streets at the Browns Creek spillway on Molesworth Street between Woodlark and Zadoc streets. A long established earthen levee protects South Lismore from all but major floods exceeding 10.95m AHD. North Lismore has no flood protection and is the first area to be cut off.

The highest recorded Lismore flood levels were on 21st February 1954 and 11th March 1974. Signs such as this one are displayed on power poles throughout the city to mark the highest level floodwaters reached.

Daily rainfall data from all sites in the Northern Rivers and eastern parts of the Northern Tablelands are included for each flood event.

Tropical cyclone tracking map links are listed where it is known they directly or indirectly contributed to a flood event. Infrared satellite picture loops are available for flood events since 1983.

Bureau of Meterology flood levels (metres AHD) for the Wilsons River at Lismore
Minor: 4.2
Moderate: 7.2
Major: 9.7

This table includes all known floods that reached at least the minor flood classication level at the official Lismore gauge. There have been many other significant rain and flood events in the Northern Rivers region which have not reached the minor flood level in Lismore. For the early years (pre 1920s) many minor flood events were not logged in the historic records.

Flood levels listed prior to 1917 are incomplete and cannot be directly compared to heights at the Rowing Club gauge in Magellan Street.

See also:
- Wilsons River at Eltham Flood Heights
- Coopers Creek at Corndale Flood Heights
- Leycester Creek at Rock Valley Flood Heights

Early Years Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
21-22nd January 1887 11.58 Flood height was an estimate of 38 feet. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
8th March 1890 12.46 Flood height was an estimate of 40 feet. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
2-3rd April 1892 10.59 First flood height measurement using the Fawcetts Bridge (Woodlark Street) gauge. All previous heights were estimates. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
22nd January 1893 8.30 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
11th February 1893 10.43 February 1893 was Lismore's wettest month with 799mm on 27 raindays for well over a century, only exceeded during March 2017 with 806.8mm. Flood peaks were likely 11-12 Feb and also 16-18 Feb. Some publications have the 1893 flood occurring in March 1893 but the rainfall figures show it was February 1893. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
31st March 1904 n/a Rainfall data shows a significant flood occurred 31st March - 1st April though no height is available. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
8-10th November 1917 8.77 First flood height using the Rowing Club gauge at the end of Magellan Street. All flood heights from this date forward can be compared. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
15-17th May 1921 8.13 Rainfall data suggests the May 1921 flood may have peaked higher than this. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
22-24th July 1921 10.79 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
5-18th March 1925 n/a Prolonged flooding with possible multiple peaks in the moderate range. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
24-28th January 1927 n/a Possible minor flood on the 11th with moderate flooding from the 24th. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
6-16th February 1928 5.42 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
1-2nd March 1929 7.75 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
30th June 1929 5.32 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
3-7th February 1931 10.96 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
9th May 1934 n/a This event is not listed in the archives. Rainfall figures suggest a moderate flood was likely. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
8-17th March 1937 5.53 Probably two peaks: 10th and 17th. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
17-21st January 1938 8.07 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
10-12th April 1938 8.09 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
22-27th May 1938 8.71 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
4-6th March 1939 7.96 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
1940s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
2-3rd December 1940 n/a Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
31st December 1943 n/a Flood peak may have been 1st January 1944. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
26-29th January 1944 n/a Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
11th June 1945 11.29 Mostly likely an East Coast Low. Rain stopped 6pm Monday. Worst in history. Browns Creek raging torrent over Spinks Bridge. River peak may be higher than this. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
25th March 1946 6.18 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
2nd May 1948 6.69 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
15-18th June 1948 10.74 Peak most likely evening of 16th. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1950s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
28th February 1950 5.37 Prolonged period of wet weather which eventually led to a minor flood peak. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
24th June 1950 9.48 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
27th January 1951 8.87 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
18-20th March 1951 7.81 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
8th June 1951 5.54 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
21st February 1953 9.51 Creeping flood from a prolonged period of very wet weather. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
20-24th March 1953 7.21 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
5am 21st February 1954 12.17 Rain depression from ex TC on 9-11th, then Tropical Cyclone 195303 from midday Friday to early Sunday morning. '54 Flood Disaster. Clear skies Sunday. All communications failed. Highest ever peak Lismore (maybe 12.63m), Kyogle, Casino, Nimbin and Murwillumbah. Some locations had over 1,000mm of rain in 12 days. Detailed report available: Hydrological features of the 1954 North Coast Floods Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
14th July 1954 8.95 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
29th March 1955 8.92 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
5-6th April 1955 6.02 Low presure system that caused the previous flood a week ago returned. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1st May 1955 7.14 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
11-13th December 1955 6.98 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
11pm 18th February 1956 11.54 Rain event earlier in the month then a tropical low moving S-SW. Robert White bridge collapsed. Sudden stop to rain Saturday afternoon. Sensational rise in creek levels at Nimbin. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
19-20th June 1958 5.67 Rainfall data suggests flooding around the 11th as well - perhaps two peaks occurred. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
6-7th August 1958 7.07 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
21-24th January 1959 8.14 Caused by Tropical Cyclone Beatrice Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
17-20th February 1959 8.15 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
18-29th March 1959 n/a Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
9-13th November 1959 7.22 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1960s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
18-20th February 1961 7.17 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
6-8th January 1962 6.13 Rainfall data indicates another minor flood peak was likely on the 15th. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
7-9th April 1962 7.02 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
11am 11th July 1962 11.36 Cyclonic depression off Gold Coast. Highest ever peak Repentance Ck, The Channon, Bentley. Flood firsts - NRTV, Northern Star uninterrupted production. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1-2nd January 1963 5.74 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
15-18th March 1963 6.11 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
26-28th April 1963 5.29 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
7pm 8th May 1963 11.06 Trough in central western districts. Upper low then surface low off Cape Byron Tuesday night. All North Coast flooded. Equal highest peak Bentley. This flood followed a minor flood just 10 days earlier. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
26-27th March 1964 5.51 Some heavy rainfalls also occurred between the 8th and 10th March. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1am 21st July 1965 10.43 Very cold southerly then rain depression moving south. Possibly similar to September 1988. Only 6 raindays in whole month. Worst drought in years. Deepfreeze over state. Snow in Sydney. 1st flood for the Tuckombil Flood Canal. Waterspout off Cape Byron. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
9-11th June 1966 5.51 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
11am 19th March 1967 10.27 Tropical Cyclone Elaine and another tropical low operationally classified tropical cyclone "Dulcie" combined. Record floods in north Queensland. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
3am 13th June 1967 8.20 1st peak.
4pm 14th June 1967 9.49 Lows off SE Queensland coast. 1030hp high. Worst flooding on the Gold Coast in 25yrs. Grafton badly hit. 2nd peak in Lismore. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
11am 23rd June 1967 5.09 Another low off the coast moving quickly south. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
2am 28th June 1967 6.79 Complex trough and depression off coast near Cape Byron. 1030hp high. Seas batter coast. 4th June flood peak. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
10-13th January 1968 5.75 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1970s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
8-10th December 1970 6.69 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
17-19th February 1971 6.41 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
6pm 13th February 1972 9.43 Tropical Cyclone Daisy and Tropical Cyclone Wendy. 1036hp high. Severe beach erosion. 1st test for Browns Creek Pump which cut the flood peak by feet. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
8-9th March 1972 5.67 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
3-4th April 1972 5.07 Tropical Cyclone Emily Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
6am 29th October 1972 10.09 Upper disturbance then a low in north of state. 1030hp high. First October flood. Browns Ck Pump kept water 1m lower in basin. Record rainfalls for year and month. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
14-17th February 1973 5.62 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
6pm 27th January 1974 9.13 Tropical Cyclone Wanda and intense rain depression moving SE from NW Queensland. Australia Day Flood. Massive flooding in Brisbane - worst of the century. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
am 11th March 1974 12.17 Upper disturbance and very small localised low pressure. 1028hp high. South Lismore levee breached. Shock flood worst ever. Highest ever peaks Wyrallah, Tuckarimba, Coraki, Woodburn, Bungawalbyn. Brisbane 2nd Flood. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
am 13th March 1974 9.81 2nd peak due to Ex-Tropical Cyclone Zoe moving rapidly south. '74 Flood - second hit. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
3pm 23rd April 1974 8.97 Upper disturbances in north of state. 1030hp high. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
4pm 3rd June 1974 7.52 1030hp high. Small low off border. Flood peril returns. 10 years to recover. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
12pm 3rd March 1975 10.53 Upper disturbance then surface low off the coast. 1030hp high. SES spot on with predictions. Waterspout or tornado Lennox Head. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
6am 12th February 1976 7.62 Tropical depression moving across country. ex TC. Weak high. Tabulam devastated - worst flood ever. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
9am 29th February 1976 10.14 Upper disturbances. NE winds from weak high then Tropical Cyclone Colin. Leap year flood. Wilsons river currents - 4ft/hr rise. Sirens used. Teven devastated. Highest ever peak Nashua, Eltham, Tatham. Federal recorded 290mm of rain in just 4 hours. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
3rd March 1977 n/a Significant falls in the Wilsons River catchment with a near major flood in the Eltham Valley. No flood level available for Lismore but suspect minor flooding ocurred late on the 3rd. Rain: Northern Rivers
12pm 19th March 1978 9.97 1034hp high cradling deepening low moving SW. Mt Nardi Deluge - 660mm. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1980s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
7am 10th May 1980 9.53 Strengthening high and small low moving south. Rain a boost to district - a lot more needed though. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
4pm 23rd June 1983 8.18 1028hp high, upper disturbance and small low moving south. 1st satellite photos in paper. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite |Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1am 10th April 1984 9.84 Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lance and northern NSW low. 1030hp high. Gales. Major flood a close thing. House With No Steps losses great. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1st November 1984 n/a Significant falls in the Wilsons River catchment with a near major flood in the Eltham Valley. No flood level available for Lismore but suspect minor flooding ocurred late on the 1st. Rain: Northern Rivers
9th July 1985 n/a Significant falls in the Wilsons River catchment (> 200mm in 24 hours) with a major flood in the Eltham Valley. No flood level available for Lismore but suspect minor flooding ocurred late on 9th or early 10th. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
8am 6th March 1987 10.43 Small low off Tweed Heads which formed from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Elsie after it crossed country. 1030hp high. Lismore ready for major flood. Worst since 74. Rocky Ck dam full. Drought preceded flood - especially on Gold Coast. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
8am 11th May 1987 10.78 Slow moving 1037hp high and upper air disturbance. Mothers Day Flood. 2nd major CBD inundation in 2 months - only year to have two major floods.
Flood Pictures: 11th May 1987
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
10am 7th April 1988 9.10 Tropical low moving across country and upper disturbances and lows off SE Queensland. Easter Flood. Floods in red centre, NSW and QLD. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
5pm 12th April 1988 9.46 Small low and upper disturbance. 1038hp high. Longest flood. Woodburns worst - not highest. 2nd peak in Lismore in a week. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
6th June 1988 4.42 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
11pm 16th September 1988 6.94 Deepening low moving down coast. 1030hp ridging high. Rain stopped just in time. First September flood. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
19th December 1988 4.72 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
29th January 1989 5.22 Two weak lows moving down coast. 1020hp high. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
11am 2nd April 1989 11.28 Multiple upper disturbances. Slow moving 1037hp high. April Fools Day Flood. Leycester Ck pushed back Wilsons. Incredible rise of river. South Lismore levee breached. Oil flood. Tropical Cyclone Aivu North QLD. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
6am 27th April 1989 9.15 Upper low then deepening surface low moving down coast. 1034hp high weakening. 2nd flood in a month. Cyclonic wind - Easterly then calm then Westerly.
Flood Pictures: 27th April 1989
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
1990s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
pm 3rd February 1990 8.10 Tropical Cyclone Nancy with well developed upper trough extending to Victoria along the East Coast. 1026hp high over NZ and 1034hp high over Bight. Major flooding in Sydney and Hunter Valley. Eye of tropical cyclone crossed Cape Byron - winds were calm for a short time. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
am 7th April 1990 5.72 Upper air disturbance from ex TC Ivor, and 1036hp high centred in the Tasman Sea. Minor flooding in Lismore but moderate flooding on the Clarence River. The remains of TC Ivor as an upper low, continued for two more weeks and caused the worst flooding ever for western NSW and Qld. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
2pm 13th December 1991 7.27 Slow moving front and upper air disturbance combined to form an east coast low, which then moved south. 1026hp high in the Tasman Sea. Moderate flooding in Lismore and Murwillumbah. Two deaths. Heavy rain for only 24 hours. Severe flooding at Nimbin with 300mm in one night caused some of the worst flooding ever there. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
4th March 1994 5.75 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
16th February 1995 6.76 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | Surface Reanalysis | 500 hPa Thickness
9pm 3rd May 1996 7.12 A few locations along the Border Ranges received around 1,000mm of rain in a week. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
11am 7th May 1996 7.78 2nd peak at Lismore. Rainfall figures reveal another rainfall event around 17th May but it was fairly coastal in extent. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
2000s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
11pm 14th January 2000 5.20 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
6pm 2nd February 2001 10.42 First major flood in Lismore for 12 years - this was the last straw in getting the flood levee constructed. Many locations received over 400mm of rain in 36 hours. Details here: Major Flooding in Lismore Report
Flood Pictures: 1st Feb 2001 | 2nd Feb 2001
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
10th March 2001 8.34 Flood pictures: 9th Mar 2001 | 10th Mar 2001 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
12pm 6th March 2004 7.50 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
10pm 30th June 2005 10.20 Details here: Major Flooding of the Wilsons River Lismore Report
Flood pictures: 29th Jun 2005 | 30th Jun 2005 | 1st Jul 2005
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
12pm 20th January 2006 7.85 Flood pictures: 19th Jan 2006 | 20th Jan 2006 | 21st Jan 2006 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
1pm 6th March 2006 5.95 Flood Pictures: 4th March 2006 Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
6pm 5th January 2008 9.40 Although the river peak in Lismore failed to reach the major level, elsewhere in the district it was the biggest flood since 1954. The entire catchment was saturated from days of rain, then further extreme rainfalls fell in the Tweed and Upper Richmond rivers during the evening of Friday 4th January.
Flood Pictures: 4th Jan 2008 | 5th Jan 2008 | 6th Jan 2008
Flood Pictures: 7th Jan 2008 | 8th Jan 2008 | 9th Jan 2008
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts | 500 hPa Thickness
2-3pm 22nd May 2009 10.38 This event was very well forecast by the weather models many days before it occurred. A slow moving upper low moving over western NSW and central/southern QLD, along with a blocking Southern Tasman Sea high with deep onshore flow onto the East Coast resulted in a persistent coastal trough/low setup. Several intense meso-lows formed in the trough and brought very heavy rain and destructive winds - particularly to the Northern Rivers region on Thursday 21st. Major river and flash flooding occurred between the Queensland Sunshine Coast and Port Macquarie between Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th May. In Lismore, the new levee once again saved the main part of the central business district from inundation - but only just - another hour of heavy rainfall and it would have over-topped. Flooding was major in the Wilsons, Richmond and Clarence rivers, with the Tweed and Brunswick Valley not as badly hit.
Flood Pictures: 21st May 2009 | 22nd May 2009
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
2010s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
6am 12th October 2010 4.57 Heavy falls in the eastern part of the catchment on 3rd and 4th of October were followed by a second rain event less than a week later. A strong high pressure was anchored in the Tasman Sea. A mid level trough in the southern Coral Sea tracked westward and crossed the coast during the morning of the 11th. This time the heaviest falls were in SE QLD however local rainfall was enough to push the Wilsons River in Lismore to minor flood levels.
Flood Pictures: 4th October 2010
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
5am 26th December 2010 4.91 First peak.
noon 28th December 2010 6.89 A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfalls across the region due to the influence of the monsoon trough. Many centres received 250mm to 300mm between the afternoon of 24th December and the afternoon of the 27th though Boxing Day did see lighter rain until later in the day. An unusual aspect of this system was that most rainfall streamed down from the northwest from mid to upper level cloud rather than from the usual low-level onshore flow. The upper Richmond River went into major flood with parts of the Kyogle CBD inundated from late evening 27/12 with a peak of 15.94m at 4am 28/12.
Flood Pictures: 25th December 2010 | 27th December 2010 | 28th December 2010
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
8.30pm 11th January 2011 5.05 Another prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfalls across parts of the region from 5th to 11th January due to a slow moving upper low and the monsoon trough. Extreme flash flooding occured in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley (in SE QLD) on 10/1 with major river flooding through greater Brisbane 11-13 Jan - the worst since 1974. Most of the Northern Rivers did not receive heavy falls, only the northwest parts and adjacent Northern Tablelands - parts of which had record flooding as well. Tenterfield, the MacIntyre River Basin (Bonshaw, Ashford) and the Clarence River (Tabulam, Grafton and lower river) all had major flooding. The several days of moderate rainfalls eventually pushed the Wilsons River at Lismore to minor flood levels. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
12.20pm 26th January 2012 7.58 A persistent upper level low over western NSW and southern QLD combined with a high pressure system in the Tasman sea (and a second quickly replacing it) to deliver a deep E-NE flow and resultant prolonged rain event for NE NSW and SE QLD. A number of surface troughs near and on the coast during the week contributed to some flash flooding too. The hardest hit areas were the Tweed, Bellingen and Sunshine Coast areas though flooding occurred in most regions between Taree and Noosa Heads. The heaviest rainfalls in the Wilsons River catchment occurred between midnight and 3pm 25th January.
Flood pictures: 26th Jan 2012
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
8.40pm 29th June 2012 4.31 A fairly strong high pressure system moving across SE Australia and the South Tasman Sea directed moisture into a surface and upper trough just off the SE QLD / NE NSW coast. A low pressure system formed off the SE Queensland coast overnight 27/28th June though with the high weakening it was not enough to result in massive rainfalls. However there were extensive rainfalls in the 100mm to 150mm range across the coastal Northern Rivers district - most of which fell between late on the 27th through to early on 29th. It was the second flood in a month for the Wilsons River upsteam of Lismore though the earlier event (11-12th) failed to reach minor flood levels at the official Lismore gauge. The Eltham gauge peaked at 6.95m at 1pm on 29th June, and at 7.24m at 12.10am on 12th June. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
10.30am 29th January 2013 9.43 Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald took an extraordinary track down the East Coast (over land) after being a category one system for a few hours in the Gulf of Carpentaria. A strong blocking high over New Zealand helped steer the tropical low and monsoon trough slowly along the entire length of QLD and into NSW over a week. Record heavy rainfalls hit many areas but one of the stand-out features was the destructive winds (of category one strength) and numerous embedded tornado reports along the coast. Lismore managed to avoid a major flood and the levee again saved parts of the CBD from inundation - thanks to lower rainfall totals in the western part of the catchment. Parts of the Tweed, Lower Richmond and Clarence endured major flooding, with Grafton recording its highest ever level of 8.09m - just centimetres below the top of the levee wall.
Track of Ex-TC Oswald

Flood pictures: 28th Jan 2013 | 29th Jan 2013
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
6.30pm 23rd February 2013 8.18 A prolonged period of wet weather occurred from the 13th as a result of an upper trough and a strong blocking high pressure system directing a deep moist layer into northern NSW and QLD. A surface trough developed off the coast on the 17th followed by a low off Central QLD late on the 18th. This low tracked SSE parallel to the coastline then did a loop in the North Tasman Sea before slamming into the Northern Rivers coastline during the 22nd Feb as the equivalent of a category one tropical cyclone with regards to wind speeds. Ballina and surrounds bore the brunt of the wind damage. Rainfall accumulations were substantial over the many days of this event but increased sufficiently 21-22 Feb to result in moderate flooding in Lismore. The Low was also responsible for major flooding in southern parts of the Northern Rivers and throughout the Mid North Coast.
Flood pictures: 22nd Feb 2013 | 23rd Feb 2013
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
7.30pm 3rd March 2013 5.56 The lower Richmond River had only just dropped below minor flood levels when an upper trough delivered further heavy falls to the Northern Rivers. This system had brought widespread rainfall across most of NSW before combining with an onshore flow and focusing on the North Coast and Southeast QLD. Rainfall accumulations were mainly less than 150mm in the Northern Rivers for the event but with a saturated catchment the Wilsons and Richmond rivers again went into flood.
Flood pictures: 3rd Mar 2013
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
11pm 2nd July 2013 4.79 An East Coast Low formed off the SE Queensland coast in response to an upper trough passing over the region, and a pre-existing coastal trough. Gale force southerly winds and widespread rain fell across the northern two-thirds of the Northern Rivers district particularly during Monday 1st July and early Tuesday. Rainfall accumulations reached 150 to 200mm over 36 hours in some locations and this was enough to push the Wilsons and Lower Richmond River into minor flood. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
2pm 28th August 2014 4.70 A strong blocking high pressure system in the Tasman Sea combined with a series of upper troughs to deliver two weeks of wet weather culminating in an East Coast Low on the 27th. Significant falls fell across parts of the Northern Rivers during the 27th quickly clearing pre-dawn on 28th. Unusually the Nightcap Ranges and Tweed region missed out on the heavy rainfalls. The lack of heavy rain to the north of Lismore limited the flooding to minor. Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
9pm 21st February 2015 5.88 The weather patterns had the potential to produce major flooding in the Northern Rivers district with a strong high in the southern Tasman Sea, coastal trough and a tropical low moving towards the southern half of the QLD coast. However the Coral Sea low far exceeded all modelling and became category 5 Tropical Cyclone Marcia. This intensity change resulted in the trough largely remaining offshore instead of over the Northern Rivers and reduced the rainfall potential. Regardless there was still widespread falls of 150 to 300mm over 36-48 hours for the Northern Rivers and north-eastern Northern Tablelands to late evening on the 20th, with minor to moderate flooding in some streams.
Flood pictures: 21st February 2015
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
7pm 2nd May 2015 7.36 A strong high pressure system crossing southern Australian into the southern Tasman Sea directed a humid easterly air mass onto the NSW and southern QLD coastline for a number of days. Combining with an unusually strong upper trough passing over NSW into SE QLD, this helped induce surface troughs inland and along the coastline by Wednesday 29 April. The resulting instability led to a number of days of patchy heavy thunderstorm/rain events culminating in the development of an East Coast Low on Friday 1st May. Widespread rain and embedded thunder occurred on this day, peaking during the afternoon and early evening, before a fairly rapid clearing as the low moved over SEQ and started to weaken, although some narrow convergence lines persisted in the region until late on the 2nd. The western half of the Wilsons catchment received less than half the falls over the east, with the highest totals in the eastern parts of the Alstonville Plateau.
Flood pictures: 1st May 2015 | 2nd May 2015
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
5pm 5th June 2016 9.04 A well forecast event by weather modelling which was showing up nearly a week ahead. A sharp upper trough which evolved into a cut off upper low moved northeast across NSW into SE Queensland. A surface trough was present along most of the East Coast with a large blocking high over New Zealand feeding in rich Coral Sea moisture. The upper low induced a surface low drawing in the existing trough. A convergence line edged across SE QLD and Northern NSW during Saturday, peaking during the evening on the Northern Rivers. An east coast low developed early Sunday along the Coffs Coast. This was a massive system bringing flooding rains from the Sunshine Coast to Tasmania over several days. The bulk of the rainfall in the Northern Rivers occurred between 6pm Friday and the AM hours of Sunday.
Flood pictures: 5th June 2016
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
11am 31st March 2017 11.59 Exceptional rainfalls fell across parts of SE Queensland and NE NSW as a result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie tracking into SE QLD after crossing the Whitsunday Coast as a category 4 system two days prior. For the Northern Rivers almost all the extreme rainfall fell in a 24 hour period from 1am Thursday 30th March until 1am 31st, ahead of the low moving off the Gold Coast and contracting the rainfall away, though still delivering a blast of damaging winds. The heaviest rainfall fell across the western two-thirds of the Wilsons River catchment with some locations receiving around 700mm in 24 hours. The eastern part of the catchment (upstream of Eltham) received a lot less, though the outcome of a massive flood event was set. Record flooding occurred along the Tweed River and major flooding along the Richmond River. This was the first flood to breach the Lismore CBD flood levee (completed in March 2005) and the highest flood peak since the record floods of March 1974. A very wet March leading up this event also played a role.
Flood pictures: 30th March 2017 | 31st March 2017 | 1st April 2017
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
3am 12th June 2017 4.68 First peak.
1.15am 14th June 2017 5.50 A blocked weather pattern with a large high stalled over southern Australia, coastal troughs and a series of upper level troughs over NSW. This event began as a weak east coast low near Sydney before weakening into a coastal trough which moved to the Far North Coast during Friday 10th. Over a number of days heavy rainfalls occurred but not all in the same areas or continuously. The highest rainfall totals occurred along the coastal fringe with the hinterland receiving less though still substantial accumulations. The transient nature of the falls resulted in only minor flooding in the Wilson/Richmond and Brunswick rivers, but with two peaks. During the evening of the 12th an ECL formed off the SE QLD coast but contracted the heaviest rain away Tuesday morning and weakened.
Flood pictures: 11th June 2017 | 12th June 2017
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands
Satellite | MSL Charts
2020s Minor Moderate Major Notes, links and synoptic situation Rainfall, Weather Maps, Satellite Photos
1.15pm 14th February 2020 7.44 A 10-day period of wet weather across large parts of eastern NSW and SE Queensland eventually resulted in a moderate flood for Lismore. A meandering upper low over NSW and a series of surface troughs combined with Coral Sea moisture driven by a southern Tasman high delivered many days of moderate to heavy rain, though falls were not continuous or extensive in area on any given day until the 12th into 13th February. Falls during this latter period extended more inland and allowed all tributaries of the Wilsons to move into moderate flood levels. Of note the Wilsons River at Eltham also reached moderate flood levels on 7th Feb but this did not affect Lismore.
Flood pictures: 7th February 2020 | 14th February 2020
Rain: Northern Rivers | Northern Tablelands

Lismore Major Flood List

Summary list of major flood heights at the Rowing Club gauge from highest to lowest.

Metres Date
12.17 21 February 1954
12.17 11 March 1974
11.59 31 March 2017
11.54 18 February 1956
11.36 11 July 1962
11.29 11 June 1945
11.28 April 1989
11.06 8 May 1963
10.96 3-7 February 1931
10.79 22-14 July 1921
10.78 11 May 1987
10.74 15-18 June 1948
10.53 3 March 1975
10.43 21 July 1965
10.43 6 March 1987
10.42 2 February 2001
10.38 22 May 2009
10.27 19 March 1967
10.20 30 June 2005
10.14 29 February 1976
10.09 29 October 1972
9.97 19 March 1978
9.84 10 April 1984
9.81 13 March 1974

For floods in other parts of Southeast Australia refer to these papers by Jeff Callaghan at BoM:

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Flood Pictures Lismore and district

11th May 1987 flood pictures11th May 1987

The Mother's Day Flood: Lismore was hit with an unprecedented second major flood event in the space of two months. These flood pictures were taken overlooking the Lismore basin then around the central business district. The flood peak had dropped about 20cm by this time.
[11th May 1987 Pictures]

27th April 1989 Lismore flood pictures27th April 1989

Two floods in one month! After the biggest flood since 1974 hit the region on 2nd April 1989, a second flood for the same calendar month occurred. A few photos were taken near the Lismore rowing club and Browns Creek pump.
[27th April 1989 Pictures]

1st February 2001 McLeans Ridges flood pictures 2nd February 2001 Lismore flood pictures2nd February 2001

Major flooding returns to the Lismore region - it had been 12 years since the last major flood to hit Lismore. This CBD inundation proved to be the final straw to get the Lismore flood levee built. The pictures on the 1st were taken near Eltham, and on the 2nd near Eltham and in the Lismore CBD.
[1st Feb 2001 Pictures] [2nd Feb 2001 Pictures] [Event Report]

9th March 2001 McLeans Ridges flood pictures 10th March 2001 Lagoon Grass flood pictures10th March 2001

Major flooding along the Clarence River occurred this time with a smaller event in Lismore. The flood photos are taken of the Wilsons River at Eltham and along the Bangalow Road leading into Lismore.
[9th Mar 2001 Pictures] [10th Mar 2001 Pictures]

30th June 2005 Lismore flood pictures 1st July 2005 McLeans Ridges flood pictures30th June 2005

Just three months after the Lismore CBD flood levee was finished, it was given its first test. Major flooding peaked at the low end of the major level. It illustrated how well the levee worked in protecting the CBD from 90 per cent of floods that occur in the region. The flood photographs are taken near Eltham and around Lismore.
[30th Jun 2005 Pictures] [1st Jul 2005 Pictures] [Event Report]

19th January 2006 McLeans Ridges flood pictures 20th January 2006 Lismore flood pictures 21st January 2006 Boat Harbour flood pictures20th January 2006

Moderate flooding along the Wilsons River into Lismore with a major flood in the Brunswick Valley. The pictures are taken around Eltham and Lismore.
[19th Jan 2006 Pictures] [20th Jan 2006 Pictures] [21st Jan 2006 Pictures]

4th March 2006 Wooyung flood pictures6th March 2006

Moderate flooding and wild seas occurred due to an intense low off the coast. The river peak in Lismore was quite slow to arrive with floodwaters persisting from the 4th to the 6th. The pictures are taken near Eltham and the Tweed Coast.
[4th March 2006 Pictures]

5th January 2008

4th January 2008 Lismore flood pictures 5th January 2008 Kyogle flood pictures 6th January 2008 McKees Hill flood pictures 7th January 2008 Coraki flood pictures 8th January 2008 Coraki flood pictures 9th January 2008 Coraki flood pictures

Major flooding occurred along the Richmond River in January 2008 with Kyogle hit hard. Lismore was lucky and only saw moderate flooding. Most low lying areas along the Richmond River were inundated with some record stream rises.

[4th Jan 2008 Flood Pictures] taken from McLeans Ridges, Eltham, Boatharbour and Lismore.
[5th Jan 2008 Flood Pictures] taken at South Lismore, Fairy Hill, Casino, Leycester, Rock Valley, Kyogle and Lismore.
[6th Jan 2008 Flood Pictures] taken McKees Hill to Clovass on the Bruxner Hwy.
[7th Jan 2008 Flood Pictures] taken from a NSW State Emergency Service (SES) helicopter between Lismore and Coraki including stranded cattle rescued along the Wilsons River near Coraki.
[8th Jan 2008 Flood Pictures] taken between Lismore and Coraki from the SES chopper, and at Coraki.
[9th Jan 2008 Flood Pictures] taken around Coraki from the SES helicopter then during two SES flood boat operations.


22nd May 2009 Lismore flood pictures 22nd May 2009 Lismore flood pictures 22nd May 2009 Lismore flood pictures22nd May 2009

Major flooding occurred along the Wilsons, Richmond and Clarence rivers in May 2009. The Lismore flood levee protected most of the central business district from inundation.

[21st May 2009 Flood Pictures] taken from McLeans Ridges, Eltham and Booyong.
[22nd May 2009 Flood Pictures] taken at McLeans Ridges, Eltham, Goonellabah, Lismore, South Lismore and North Lismore.

4th October 2010

Local flooding in the Eltham and Booyong areas following 200mm overnight 3-4 Oct, most of which fell between midnight and 3am.
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[4th October 2010 Flood Pictures] taken from McLeans Ridges, Eltham and Booyong.

25th December 2010

Local flooding in the Eltham area following 24 hours of moderate to heavy rain across the Wilsons River valley upstream of Lismore.
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[25th December 2010 Flood Pictures]

27th December 2010

Local flooding around Eltham and Booyong then major flooding into Kyogle late evening.
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[27th December 2010 Flood Pictures]

28th December 2010

Local flooding around Eltham.
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[28th December 2010 Flood Pictures]

26th January 2012

Local flooding around Eltham.
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[26th January 2012 Flood Pictures]

29th January 2013

Significant flooding of the Wilson River at Lismore and upstream following Ex-TC Oswald
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[28th January 2013 Flood Pictures]
[29th January 2013 Flood Pictures]

23rd February 2013

River and flash flooding around Eltham and Booyong.
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[22nd February 2013 Flood Pictures]
[23rd February 2013 Flood Pictures]

3rd March 2013

Local flooding around Booyong and Eltham.
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[3rd March 2013 Flood Pictures]

21st February 2015

Local flooding around Booyong and Eltham and Wollongbar storm damage.
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[21st February 2015 Flood Pictures]

2nd May 2015

Local flooding around Pearces Creek and Eltham and Lismore floods.
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[1st May 2015 Flood Pictures]
[2nd May 2015 Flood Pictures]

5th June 2016

Flooding and damage Eltham Valley and Lismore floods
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[5th June 2016 Flood Pictures]

31st March 2017

Major Flooding Lismore and district. Lismore CBD flood levee overtopped for the first time since it was completed in 2005.
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[30th March 2017 Flood Pictures]
[31st March 2017 Flood Pictures]
[1st April 2017 Flood Pictures]

14th June 2017

Local and flash flooding Eltham Valley during 11 and 12 June.
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[11th June 2017 Flood Pictures]
[12th June 2017 Flood Pictures]
 
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