Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Authorities Implement New Plans

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Authorities Implement New Plans

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Byline: HAMISH BROOME Hamish.Broome@northernstar.com.au

LISMORE CBD residents and businesses will have more time to evacuate during a major flood under new emergency protocols proposed by the local flood authority.

Richmond River County Council (RRCC) is now confident they can allow water to spill over the levee wall at Browns Creek pump station - its lowest point and the first breach location - instead of diverting it via underground pipe directly to the basin's low point.

Flood barriers now erected along the floodway would direct the rising tide as it washes through the Browns Creek Car Park, travelling at five metres a second, to the basin's lowest point, near the corner of Dawson St and Richmond Lane.

While the floodway would rise to a metre within the first hour, it is predicted to inundate CBD slower than if it was diverted underground at full strength.

The $20 million Lismore levee system, designed to protect Lismore from up to a one in 10 year flood, has undergone several modifications to make the new procedure viable. …

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