Where do floods occur? - Applications

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Application Description
Australian Flood Studies Database
A Flood Study is a comprehensive technical investigation of flood behaviour. It defines the nature and extent of flooding across the landscape by providing information such as the extent, level and velocity of floodwaters and the distribution of flood flows. The Australian Flood Studies Database provides metadata on Australian flood studies and information on flood risk. It contains general information for all studies, including the study location, date, commissioning organisation and lead consultant. Additional information reflects the scope of each flood study. The types of additional information which may be included fall into nine categories, including hydrological estimates, hydraulic modelling, damage assessments, terrain survey, survey of building floor levels, maps of inundation extent, maps of flood hazard, flood mitigation strategies and post flood information. Where available, attachments of the flood studies and associated reports are included. The ownership of each Flood Study remains with the commissioning organisation and/or author as indicated with each study, and users of the database should refer to the reports themselves to determine any constraints in their usage. The database uses boundary datasets that are published by other agencies: - Catchment Area Data Source: Geofabric 2011 (V2.0.1) data Commonwealth of Australia (Bureau of Meteorology) 2011 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en - Local Government Area Data Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011, Local Government Areas ASGS Non ABS Structures Ed 2011 Digital Boundaries in ESRI Shapefile Format, cat. no. 1270.0.55.003, retrieved 18 October 2012
Flood Studies Data Entry
Natural hazards have an impact on every Australian State and Territory. These hazards include bushfires, cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, severe weather, tsunami and volcanoes. These phenomena threaten lives and damage private and public assets, as well as disrupt water, power, transport and communication services. These hazards and their associated impacts also can seriously affect employment, public administration and incomes to industry, agriculture and commerce.