Cycle paths on flood plains

Flood water, Coppins Crossing, Molonglo River, Molonglo Valley, 24 March 2021

Many would have noticed that cycle paths are often built low down and are therefore susceptible to flooding – some more than others. ACTmapi provides information on flood plains in Canberra.

The images are captured from ACTmapi.

ACT Flood Maps

This map shows the level of flooding that can be expected during a major flood event. It identifies which areas may be flooded and the probable depth and relative hazard of the water, right down to individual blocks.

Source: ACTmapi. Accessed 6/8/2021

The ACT has a heavy liability statement on this information:

Information provided on this website may be removed, modified or updated at any time without notice. The Australian Capital Territory, its agents, officers and employees make no warranty or representations, either express or implied, about the accuracy, currency, completeness or suitability of the information or material available from this website in general or for any particular purpose, and accept no responsibility or liability for all expenses, loss, damages and costs arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information from this service.

Source: ACTmapi. Accessed 6/8/2021

Conclusion: The maps are meant for information only – not planning.

Yerrabi Pond District Park and bike path will be flooded on the south side. Source: ACTmapi
CBR Cycle Route C3 between Belconnen and Charnwood is built on a flood plain
CBR Cycle Route C3 between Belconnen and Charnwood is built on a flood plain. Source: ACTmapi
CBR Cycle Route C5 south of the dam is built on a flood plain
CBR Cycle Route C5 south of the dam is built on a flood plain. Source: ACTmapi
Coombs Peninsula bike path should not flood
Coombs Peninsula bike path should not flood. Source: ACTmapi
Needless to say, Coppins Crossing will flood. Source: ACTmapi
CBR Cycle Route C5 Village Creek north of Lake Tuggeranong is flooded
CBR Cycle Route C5 along Village Creek, north of Lake Tuggeranong, will flooded. Source: ACTmapi

Source: ACTmapi

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