Change to Tuggerah Lakes Flood Warning Levels
Following the February 2020 flood, which reached 1.67 metres in Tuggerah Lakes and had widespread impacts across the Coast, I attended a meeting with Mr David Mehan MP and Central Coast Council staff about flood preparedness in Tuggerah Lakes.
During this meeting, Council committed to working with the SES and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to construct a clearer and more consistent definition of minor, moderate and major flooding within Tuggerah Lakes.
Whilst the minor flood level remains at 0.9 metres, BOM have lowered the moderate level from 1.8 metres to 1.3 metres. They have also lowered the major level from 2.2 metres to 1.6 metres.
This is a great win for the local community and will allow more accurate flood warnings to be delivered in the future.