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03-May-2019
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The plaque commemorates the completion of Stage 1 of the Nyngan Levee in 1991.  

In April 1990, Nyngan and the surrounding district in the Shire of Bogan suffered the worst flooding the area has known since being settled. Record heavy rains in the catchment of the Bogan saw floodwaters rise to alarming levels, threatening the town. Despite the best efforts of the townspeople and an army of volunteers, the levee was breached.

By the morning of April 24, Nyngan was under water and isolated in a vast inland sea. With damage estimated at $50 million and all services to the town cut, it was decided to airlift almost the entire population of Nyngan to safety until the flood receded and services could be restored.

With assistance from the State and Federal governments and people from all over New South Wales and beyond, Nyngan was fully restored. A new levee, one metre higher than the 1990 flood level now protects the town and the people of Nyngan.

Location

Address:Pangee Street, Davidson Park, Nyngan, 2825
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.562852
Long: 147.19605
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 2nd September, 1991
Front Inscription
THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED
ON 2ND SEPTEMBER 1991 BY
HON. WAL MURRAY M.P.
DEPUTY PREMIER MINISTER FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND
MINISTER FOR ROADS
TO MARK THE COMPLETION OF 
NYNGAN LEVEE STAGE -STAGE 1


Public Works  Department             Bogan Shire Council
R.D.Christie                                    J.J. Hoare
Director-General                             President
Department Of Water Resources   J.G. Delaney
                                                        Shire Clerk
P.G. Millington                               R.P. Whatham
Director                                         Shire Engineer                          
Source: MA
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