Riverine Flood Studies and Maps

Flood Studies model how catchments are expected to respond during varying intensities and durations of rainfall events. Flood modelling is used to estimate:

  • The inundation extents of the areas that may be flooded
  • The peak depths of flood waters and
  • The hazard related to the depth of water or how quickly the water flows (velocity).

Flood Studies form the initial ‘flood investigation’ step outlined in Council’s Flood Management Strategy(PDF, 23MB). Flood Studies provide input into Council Planning Schemes, assists with future land use plans, and be used to assist with Council’s emergency planning. Flood Studies are used when a Flood Records search is requested from Council, usually when purchasing a property.

The Fitzroy River catchment, due to its immense size and shape (143,000km2), is capable of producing severe flooding following heavy rainfall events. A number of extensive riverine flood studies have been undertaken for the Fitzroy River looking at the impacts of flooding and possible mitigation measures for the Rockhampton Region.

2019 Fitzroy River Flood Modelling

Council has recently completed updated regional flood modelling for the Fitzroy River, as part of the 2019 Fitzroy River Baseline Model Update Report RevA(PDF, 12MB)As a result, the regional flood information for your area may have changed. The updated flood mapping is currently available to be viewed online as part of Council’s consultation for the Planning Scheme Major amendment, at the following link.

Alternatively,  please contact Council’s Floodplain Management team on 1300 22 55 77 or email enquiries@rrc.qld.gov.au for more details.

2014 Fitzroy River Flood Modelling

2014 Fitzroy River Flood Modeling(PDF, 16MB)

2011 Fitzroy River Flood Study

2011 Flood Study Report (15mb)(PDF, 16MB) 
2011 Flood Study Report A3 Mapping (50mb)(PDF, 50MB)

2011 Fitzroy River Floodplain and Road Planning Study

FRFRPS Executive Summary(PDF, 3MB) 

Rockhampton Flood Management Study 1992

RFMS Phase 1 Report  Volume 1(PDF, 5MB)
RFMS Phase 1 Report Volume 2 Report(PDF, 41MB) (42mb)
RFMS Phase 1 Report Volume 3 Appendices(PDF, 20MB)  (20mb)
RFMS Phase 2 Report Volume 1(PDF, 7MB)
RFMS Phase 2 Report Volume 2 (20mb)(PDF, 20MB)
RFMS Phase 2 Report Volume 3 (10mb)(PDF, 10MB)
Rockhampton Flood Management Study Summary of Recommendations Nov 1992(PDF, 13MB)

Share your Flood information - Email your personal flood experience, stories and photos to Infrastructureplanning@rrc.qld.gov.au