Floods in Australia

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1893 Brisbane flood
Flooding in Newcastle in 2007
Queensland 2010-2011 floods

This is a list of notable recorded floods that have occurred in the country of Australia.

Notable floods[edit]

Date Location Australia all over Australia State(s) Fatalities
1806 Maitland NSW
1852 Gundagai NSW 89[citation needed]
1863 Melbourne (December) VIC 1[1]
1869 Ballarat VIC 2[2]
1891 Melbourne (July) VIC 1[3]
1893 Brisbane flood QLD 11[4][5]
1893 Maitland NSW 9[citation needed]
1900 Western Australian floods WA
1909 Western Victorian floods VIC 4[citation needed]
1913 Maitland NSW
1916 Clermont QLD 65[citation needed]
1923 Adelaide SA 3[citation needed]
1926 Southwestern Australia WA
1927 Wollombi NSW
1929 Tasmanian Floods TAS 22[citation needed]
1930 Maitland NSW
1931 Maitland NSW
1934 Yarra River VIC 35[citation needed]
1947 June 1947 Tasmanian floods TAS
1949 Maitland NSW
1950 Maitland, Gippsland, West Queensland NSW, VIC, QLD 1[6]
1951 Maitland NSW
1952 Maitland NSW
1955 Maitland flood NSW 14[citation needed]
1955 All southern states (August) WA, SA, VIC, NSW, TAS 2[citation needed]
1956 Murray River flood NSW, VIC, SA
1970 All eastern states (December) QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS 16[citation needed]
1971 Canberra flood ACT 7[citation needed]
1971 Maitland NSW
1974 Brisbane flood QLD 16[citation needed]
1986 Sydney NSW 6[citation needed]
1990 East Coast NSW 7[citation needed]
1996 Queensland and New South Wales NSW & QLD 4[citation needed]
1998 Katherine
Townsville
NT, QLD 3[7]
2007 Hunter Valley/Maitland floods (June) NSW 10[citation needed]
2007 Gippsland Floods (June) VIC
2008 Mackay floods (February) QLD
2010 Victorian floods (Sept) VIC
2010 Queensland floods (March) QLD
2010 Carnarvon/Gascoyne (December) WA
2010-11 Queensland floods (Dec–Jan) QLD 35[8]
2011 2011 Victorian Floods (Jan) VIC 2[9][10]
2011 Gippsland (August) VIC 1[11]
2012 Eastern Australia (Feb-Mar) NSW, VIC, QLD 2[12][13]
2012 Gippsland and Melbourne (June) VIC
2013 2013 Eastern Australia Floods (Jan) QLD, NSW 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Argus. 28 December 1863
  2. ^ The Great Flood of Ballarat. pg 6. The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser. 23 October 1869
  3. ^ The Floods in Australia: Heavy Losses Revealed. Launceston Examiner. 18 July 1891
  4. ^ Whitaker (2005), 30.
  5. ^ Kenny (n.d.).
  6. ^ pg 1. The West Australian. Thursday 6 April 1950
  7. ^ "Tropical Cyclone Les", Bureau of Meteorology
  8. ^ "Death toll from Queensland Floods". Queensland Police Service. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Missing boy's body found". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Victoria flash floods claim first victim". News.ninemsn.com.au. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  11. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/flood-threat-for-bairnsdale-and-districts-in-victorias-east/story-fn7x8me2-1226114186599
  12. ^ http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8413110/thousands-evacuated-from-nsw-floods
  13. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/numurkah-caravan-park-now-an-island-home-as-floods-ravage-town/story-fn7x8me2-1226288801775

Further reading[edit]

  • Devin, L.B. and D.L. Purcell (1983) Flooding in Australia Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service ISBN 0-644-02627-8 : (Water 2000 : consultants report no. 11)(Department of Resources and Energy).

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