This information is only a guide and has not been verified. No liability is accepted for any damage, loss or injury caused by errors or omissions in this information or for any action taken by any person in reliance upon it. Every Flood is Different and may produce different results than have been seen in past flooding events.

The SES has provided a Local Flood Guide for the Township of Congupna. It can be found here: Congupna Local Flood Guide

The information contained in this document as well as the Greater Shepparton Municipal Flood Emergency Plan have been used to provide the information on this page.

Flood Risk in Congupna

Congupna Township does not have any water ways that run through it, though Pine Lodge Creek and O'Keefe Creek may threaten surrounding farm land. 

Slow moving flood water over land from the Broken River can pose a risk to the community. When the Broken River is in flood, floodwater heads east to the East Goulburn Main Channel and then north West towards Congupna.

Congupna is susceptible to flash flooding caused by significant Rain fall in a short space of time causing road closures and isolation. Rain over 75mm over 24 hours is likely to overwhelm the drainage network

In the worst flood (1993) with six properties receiving above floor flooding and was caused by slow moving flood water from the broken River

It can take from weeks to months for all flood water to dissipate around Congupna

Roads Subject to Flooding

The following roads are known to be effected by floodwater

During a flood more than the listed roads may be inundated, this is to be used only as a guide.

5.51 Meters at the Benalla Gauge the following may happen

All Roads are subject to inundations during a flash flood event, do not drive though flood water, car's can float in as little as 15cm of water and damage to the road may not be visible along with manhole and drain covers being dislodged.

Flood gauges

The two Gauges relevant to Congupna are;

The following river heights at the Broken River Gauge in Benalla have caused flooding in Congupna 

Water Flow time

It usually takes 24 - 48 hours for riverine floods to peak in the Congupna area after the Broken River floods though every flood is different historical data suggest the approximate flow rates are as stated below.

Benalla Gauge - Gowangardie Weir : ~29 Hours

Gowangardie Weir - New Dookie Road : ~12 Hours

New Dookie Road - Congupna East Road: ~1 Day

Congupna East Road - Katamatite Road: ~1 Day

Katamatite Road - Tallygaroopna: ~1 Day

1993 Flood Gowangardie Weir - Tallygaroopna: 2.5 days, so would be less for Congupna

Sandbagging locations

If deemed necessary by Incident Control Centre (not Shepparton Search & Rescue), a sandbagging location will be setup. The most likely location is the Congupna recreation reserve behind the goals at eastern end of oval.

Rainfall levels and flooding 

History can show us what the following rainfalls can cause the township of Congupna. It is however not flawless as it depends on a number of factors including how wet the ground is and how quickly the rain fell.

75 millimetres

125 millimetres

150 millimetres 

200 millimetres +