Flood Awareness & Impacts

If you are currently being impacted by a flooding event go to our Emergencies page.

Flooding happens when water inundates land that is normally dry. Some reasons this can happen include:

  • Heavy rains
  • Overflowing rivers
  • Broken dams
  • Urban drainage basins
  • Storm surges and tsunamis
  • Rapid melting of snow or ice

It is always important to be informed of any flooding event in your area, especially if you live in a floodplain area where there is a risk of flooding. To view Shoalhaven flood prone areas:

Monitor flood levels

If you are at risk of being impacted by a flood event you can access useful information.

Bureau of Meteorology

You can monitor flood levels of major waterways by visiting the Bureau of Meteorology website.

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. The Bureau provides forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice on rainfall and flooding.

Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL)

Shoalhaven City Council has worked with MHL to create a new comprehensive public web portal.

The website provides near real time rainfall and river and lake water level data from throughout the Shoalhaven City Council catchments, features include:

  • Interactive map
  • Water level summary
  • Rainfall summary

For emergency help in floods or storms

  • Find out who to contact if you are being impacted by a flooding event