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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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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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