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Flood Plaque : 22-04-2014
Flood Plaque : 22-04-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

Plaque unveiled on the first anniversary of the 2011 flood of Rochester. Rochester Rotary Club members unveiled the plaque stating the imperial measure level of Rochester’s three major floods in 1916, 1956 and 2011.

Rochester experienced its worst flood ever in January 2011, with water levels in the Campaspe River exceeding the previous largest flood in 1956. The town was completely flooded. 

Location

Address:Campaspe Street, Rochester, 3561
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.360336
Long: 144.703316
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th January, 2012
Front Inscription
JANUARY 15 2011
The Campaspe River reached a record of
23'11'' 115.35m AHD
This is 5" (125mm) higher than the 1916 flood
and 9" (230mm) higher than the 1956 flood.

Rotary Club of Rochester Inc.
Inscription in Proximity

(Flood Marker Plaque )
THE HIGHEST RECORDED FLOOD LEVELS
TAKEN AT THIS POINT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
23'6''  23.9.1916
23'2''  8.7.1956
22'10" 25.8.1920
22'10"  31.8.1932
22'8'   8.4.1939

NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK
 

Source: MA
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