First to Fifth Creeks

The City of Burnside, together with neighbouring Councils and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Board, have completed a floodplain mapping study of the First to Fifth Creeks catchment.

Floodplain Study

The maps show the predicted depth of water that would occur across the Council area, due to a 1 in 100 year flood in Burnside's creeks.

The Study showed that the extent and depth of flooding along the existing creek lines was as expected. It also showed that at some locations, shallow flooding (less than 10 cm or 4 inches) can be expected away from creeks, where floodwaters leave the main channel and spread out over the land surface.

The map will be used by Council to guide future development of the urban environment, in addition to assisting the formulation of strategies to reduce and manage flood risk.

Information about flooding will also be used by the City of Burnside and neighbouring Councils to develop an Urban Stormwater Management Plan for the First to Fifth Creeks catchment area.

The Plan will identify options, priorities and costs for reducing the risk of flooding in vulnerable areas.

The Burnside Floodplain Mapping Brochure(PDF, 452KB) is an information brochure showing the depth and extent of flooding during a 1 in 100 year event was posted to all affected properties, in July 2007.

Council has also developed an Emergency Flood Plan Brochure(PDF, 506KB) and Emergency Flood Plan Checklist(PDF, 345KB) to assist residents in flood affected areas to minimize risk and property damage.

The answers to frequently asked questions are also addressed.