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The plaque commemorates the completion of the Nyngan Flood Control Levee. 

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.


Address:Pangee Street, Davidson Park, Nyngan, 2825
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.562825
Long: 147.195985
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 22nd November, 1993
Front Inscription
This Plaque Was Unveiled
On 22nd November 1993
      Governor General 
Of The Commonwealth Of Australia

To Mark Completion Of Construction
Of The Nyngan Flood Control Levee
NSW Public Works                        Bogan Shire Council
The Hon. Ian Armstrong                Cr. Elaine McLaughlin
Minister For Public Works              Mayor

Department Of Water Resources  Department Of Primary Industry
The Hon. George Souris               The Hon. Simon Crean
Minister For land And Water          Minister For Primary Industry
Conservation                                  And Energy
Source: MA
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