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Coastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan

Waikato Regional Council's Coastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan sets out efficient and effective flood risk management for the coastal marine areas of the Waikato Region. Coastal flooding management aims to prevent floods from happening, or lessen their effects by planning for response and recovery. Risk mitigation plans define the roles of Waikato Regional Council, district councils, and the community in managing the impacts of potential natural hazard events.

Photograph of coastal flooding

Coastal flooding is a natural hazard in the Waikato region, mainly affecting low lying areas around the Firth of Thames, some eastern Coromandel Peninsula settlements, and flood plains in the Hauraki District. Coastal flooding hazard problems in the Waikato Region generally occur as a result of human use and occupation of naturally flood-prone areas. All significant coastal flooding events also have potential to threaten human life and safety.

Waikato Regional Council's Coastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan aims to achieve efficient and effective coastal flooding risk management through:

  • clarifiying the coastal flooding management roles and responsibilities of various agencies
  • dealing with the adverse effects of coastal flooding and the management options for minimising them
  • planning for response, recovery, monitoring and review activities.

Check out Waikato Regional Council'stidal information, which is part of our river levels and rainfall monitoring in the Waikato region.

Find out about Coastal Hazards and Coastal Flooding.

View or print Waikato Regional Council'sCoastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan from the document below, or order a printed copy of the Plan through our Publications pages.

   Coastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan
(389 kb, 55 seconds to download, 56k modem)

Table of contents

Executive Summary     iii
  Introduction iii
  Purpose of Strategy iii
  Relevant responsibilities for the management of coastal flooding iii
  Proposed Strategy iii
    Site specific risk mitigation strategies iii
    Priorities for site specific action iii
    Improved information on risk and vulnerability iv
       
1 Introduction 1
2 Structure of the document 1
3 The management issue 1
  3.1 Causes of coastal flooding in the Waikato Region 1
  3.2 Coastal flooding hazard around the Waikato coast 2
  3.3 Magnitude and frequency of coastal flooding events 2
       
4 Statutory considerations 3
  4.1 The management framework 3
  4.2 Statutory responsibilities for the management of coastal flooding hazard 5
5 Management of coastal flooding hazard 6
  5.1 Mapping of hazard risk areas 6
  5.2 Warning systems 7
  5.3 Structural protection works 8
  5.4 Community adaptation and adjustment 10
  5.5 Protection of natural buffer zones 12
  5.6 Order 12
       
6 Proposed Management Strategy 12
  6.1 Site specific risk mitigation strategies 13
  6.2 Improved information on risk and vulnerability 14
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