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CONTENTS PART 1 Introduction 3 Primary Research Methods of collecting data 4 Description of Results 5 - 9 Conclusion 10- 11 PART 2 Secondary Research Flood Mitigation in Nyngan Warren the Upper 12 Parramata River Recent floods in Tenerife India China and Korea 13 Bibliography14 Appendix A - Constructed Flood Mitigation Works In Kempsey 15 Appendix B - Maps of Kempsey Flood Mitigation Works and Flood Levels16 Introduction In 1949 floods devastated the town of Kempsey In March 2001 Kempsey suffered severe flooding this raised once again the issue of flood mitigation systems in Kempsey The State Emergency Service Act was introduced in 1989 to deal with floods The Act recognises precisely and formally the role of the SES and enshrines preparation and planning as required activities and ensures that supporting organizations such as the Disaster Welfare Service are more fully involved in the planning of process than was earlier the case The central initiative in this field is the New South Wales state flood plan which lays down procedures for flood planning flood warning arrangements and response and recovery operations throughout the state The plan has also required each SES division and each local government area in which a flood threat exists to prepare a plan In line with these requirements Kempsey council has produced a Floodplain Management plan In practice this has raised issues in Kempsey such as who is to pay and how much flood mitigation we need Flood mitigation is a topic that touches many issues land management coastal management and most particularly water management It is also relevant to urbane growth and decline because regular flooding affects homes and town facilities Flood management also touches on biodiversity because
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