Sharing flood experiences to help reduce impact of future events

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What are your experiences of flooding in the Nepean River catchment area?

Camden Council is calling on residents and business owners to share their experiences to help identify where measures might best be implemented to reduce the risk of flooding in the catchment and to assist with emergency management.

Feedback will help inform potential future flood mitigation measures.

The study area includes the Nepean River and its tributaries, including Spring Creek, Navigation Creek, Matahil Creek, Sickles Creek, Cobbitty Creek and Bringelly Creek.

The consultation follows the community consultation undertaken for the Narellan Creek catchment last year.

Camden was one of the hardest regions hit during major rain events in 2021 and 2022.

There was widespread flooding in and around Camden township, especially in parts close to the Nepean River.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Ashleigh Cagney, says local information and experiences would be extremely beneficial.

“Flooding is naturally a concern for our region and many local residents have unfortunately experienced the heartache, stress and inconvenience of previous floods,” she said.

“We’re being proactive so council and the community can be as prepared as possible for future flood events,” Mayor Cagney said.

People with experience of flooding in the Nepean River catchment or who know others that were impacted by recent flooding events are invited to share photos, records and recollections by completing the survey online and uploading flood photos and videos by April 8 at

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