Horsham Rural City municipality has a history of flooding ranging from minor flooding to the most recent major floods of January 2011. The Wimmera River and its tributaries flow south to north across the municipality and pass through Horsham and Dadswells Bridge. Flooding in these towns is usually related to rainfall events in the Upper Wimmera Catchment. The Natimuk Creek system passes through Natimuk and can impact the township when localised heavy rainfall events occur.
The Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee has prepared the following flood plans:
These plans are currently being incorporated into Horsham Rural City Council Flood Emergency Plan and will be available online soon.
The Natimuk Flood Intelligence Card contains information on which properties in Natimuk are likely to be subjected to flooding and a tool to estimate the likelihood of flooding given certain rainfall. This document is available for download via this link: The Natimuk Flood Intelligence Card
Horsham Rural City Council has developed a guide to help Natimuk residents to be better informed about flood risks and how they can be prepared in order to minimise the impacts of flash flooding.
Natimuk Flood Information (pdf) Natimuk Flood Information (word)
It is important that residents understand how to prepare for flooding. The following links provide essential information and tips for effective preparation:
The Wimmera CMA has conducted a number of flood studies and prepared flood maps for flood affected townships in the municipality. They are all available on the Wimmera CMA website.