1971 to 2000 floods

 

Date Stream Name Towns Affected Approx ARI1 (Years) Comments
Feb 1971

Cann River

Cann River

100

 

 

Genoa River

Genoa

50

 
 

Snowy River

Orbost

   
Feb 1973

Whiteheads Creek

Seymour

>100

One drowning. Severe Storm from Yea to Seymour

 

Overland stormwater flooding

Yea

>100

 
 

Little River

Little River

40

 
Oct 1973

Wimmera River

Glenorchy

25

 
May 1974

Ovens River 

Wangaratta

55

 
 

Ovens River 

Myrtleford

30

 
 

Kiewa River

Kiewa

40

 
 

Sunday Creek

Seymour

30

 
 

Goulburn River

Shepparton/ Mooroopna

70

 
 

Goulburn River

Shepparton/ Mooroopna

70

 
 

Campaspe River

Rochester

25

 
 

Murray River

Echuca

20

 
 

Maribyrnong River

Footscray / Kensington

40

 
 

Merri Creek

Melbourne

50

 
Oct 1974

Nhill Swamp

Nhill

100

Highest recorded flood

Oct 1975

Murray River

Albury

35

 
 

Murray River

Corowa

35

 
 

Murray River

Yarrawonga

35

 
 

Murray River

Cobram

35

 
 

Murray River

Mildura

30

 
 

Murray River

Swan Hill

20

Second highest flood

 

Murray River

Echuca

30

 
 

Campaspe River

Rochester

25

 
 

Loddon River

Kerang, rural area

20

 
Jun 1978

Thomson River

Sale

100

24 dwellings flooded

 

Traralgon Creek

Traralgon

30

 
 

Merriman Creek

Seaspray

50

Two floods in three weeks

 

LaTrobe River

Rosedale

30

20 dwellings flooded

 

Snowy River

Orbost

20

 
Aug 1981

Loddon River

Rural

25

 
Sep 1983

Campaspe River

Rochester

30

 
 

Loddon River

Rural

30

 
 

Avoca River

Charlton

25

 
Oct 1983

Wimmera River

Horsham

30

 
 

Werribee River

Werribee

50

Eight dwellings flooded

 

Werribee River

Melton

70

 
 

Little River

Little River

20

 
Sep 1984

Dandenong Creek

Police Road

45

 
Sep 1988

Wimmera River

Glenorchy

40

 
Dec 1998

Hovells Creek

Lara

25

 
Jun 1989

Yea River

Yea

30

 
Apr 1990

Mitchell River

Glenaladale

55

Extreme flooding in the upper reaches of the Mitchell and Avon catchments

 

Mitchell River

Bairnsdale

30

 
 

Avon River

Boisdale - Stratford

50

 
Aug 1991

Glenelg River

Casterton

20

 
Dec 1991

Gnarr Creek

Ballarat

 

Largest recent flood event

Sep 1993

Merriman Creek

Seaspray

70

 
 

Traralgon Creek

Traralgon

50

 
 

Thomson River

Sale

20

 
 

LaTrobe River

Rosedale

20

Fifth largest flood

 

Glenelg River

Casterton

15

 
Oct 1993

Ovens River

Wangaratta

100

State-wide flood damages for this event exceeded $320 million

 

Ovens River

Myrtleford 

100

 
 

Ovens River

Wangaratta 

120 

 
 

Broken River 

Benalla 

100 

 
 

Broken Creek

Nathalia

40

 
 

Kiewa River

Kiewa

20

 
 

Seven Creeks

Euroa

40

 
 

Lower Goulburn River

Shepparton to Kanyapella

25

 
 

Murray River

Echuca

30

 
 

Murray River

Echuca

30

 
Jun 1995

Avoca River

Charlton

25

 
Nov 1995

Traralgon Creek

Traralgon

30

 
 

Werribee River

Bacchus March

60

 
 

Barwon River

Geelong

35

Extensive industrial flood damage

 

Moorabool River

Batesford

25

 
Oct 1996

Ovens River 

Myrtleford 

20 

 
 

Wimmera River

Dimboola

20

 
 

Avoca River

Charlton

20

 
Jun 1988

Tambo River

Swifts Creek

50

 
 

Mitchell River

Glenaladale

60

 
 

Cann River

Weeragua

35

(Cann River - West Branch)

Sep 1998

Kiewa River 

Kiewa 

>100 

Largest flood on record 

 

Ovens River 

Bright 

45 

 
 

Ovens River

Rocky Point

50

 
 

Ovens River

Wangaratta

40

 
 

King River

Docker Road

25

 
 

Jamieson River

Jamieson

40

 
 

Buffalo River

Lake Buffalo

25

 
 

Mitta Mitta River

Hinnomunjie

50

Upstream of Dartmouth

Dec 1999

Overland stormwater flooding

Carisbrook

 

Rainfall > 100 year in local catchment

 

Overland Stormwater flooding

Melbourne

 

High rainfall in northern suburbs causing local flooding

 


1(ARI) see glossary for common terms used in floodplain management.

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