Curlwaa Flood MonumentPrint Page
A monument commemorates those who saved the Curlwaa Irrigation Area from inundation by the floods of 1956.
The 1956 Murray River floods were the worst in recorded history of the Murray River, Australia. The floods devastated many towns across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
|Address:||Silver City Highway, O`Donnell Park, Curlwaa, 2648|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.111667|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1956|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1956|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1959|
ERECTED BY THE WATER CONSERVATION AND
IRRIGATION COMMISSION TO COMMEMORATE
THE EPIC STRUGGLE OF LOCAL RESIDENTS,
VOLUNTEERS FROM SURROUNDING DISTRICTS,
DETACHMENTS FROM THE ARMED FORCES AND
POLICE DEPARTMENT, SUPPORTED BY LADIES
ORGANIZATIONS, AGAINST THE WATERS OF THE
RECORD FLOOD OF JULY AND AUGUST 1956.
BY THEIR EFFORTS THE CURLWAA IRRIGATION
AREA WAS SAVED FROM COMPLETE INUNDATION
BY THE FLOOD WATERS WHICH REACHED AND
HELD FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE DAYS A HEIGHT
OF 30` ON THE CURLWAA GAUGE.