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Victorian floods. By Brett. Victorian 2010 flood damage. Houses were destroyed along with a large number of sheds. Many farms have lost large amounts of fences and stock. Large damage to roads coursed from currents rushing across it. timeline. September:

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By brett

Victorian floods

By Brett


Victorian 2010 flood damage

Victorian 2010 flood damage

Houses were destroyed along with a large number of sheds

Many farms have lost large amounts of fences and stock

Large damage to roads coursed from currents rushing across it


Timeline

timeline

  • September:

  • 2 – Thursday – severe storms move over South Australia bringing heavy rainfall

  • 3 – Friday – heavy rain crosses the border into Victoria.

    • afternoon – heavy rains start falling in Victoria's western regions.

    • night – heavy rains fall in Victoria's central region and Melbourne.

  • 4 – Saturday – heavy rain falls in the state's north and northeast.

    • night – floodwaters move through many towns in the state's northeast.

  • 5 – Sunday – heavy rain falls in the Gippsland region.

  • 6 – Monday – rainfall eases off across the state but floodwaters are expected to move downstream.

  • 7 – Tuesday – floodwaters arrive in Shepparton and other towns, Bairnsdale not impacted as heavily as first thought.


Physical processes of flooding

Physical Processes of Flooding

  • Flooding is generally made up of four processes

  • 1. Rainfall-for input of water.

  • 2.Runoff -where the water runs to.

  • 3. Flooding-where the rivers or drains over flow.

  • 4. Depth of inundation-as output where the water runs maintains the amount of damage.


Ways to control flooding

Ways to control flooding

  • 1. Control the water level of dams and pumping stations.

  • 2. Build barriers and flood walls.

  • 3. alter the river channels straighten it, widen it or deepen it.


Authorities that were involved

Authorities that were involved

  • Police

  • Fire brigade

  • S.E.S

  • Hospitals

  • Volunteers


Benefits of the flood

Benefits of the flood

  • Water prices are expected to drop dramatically.

  • Many areas affected have been suffering from drought.

  • The waters are expected to naturally flush out the mouth of the Murray River, this is hasn't occurred for nearly a decade.


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