June has experienced more floods in Maitland’s history than any other month and respected flood author Chas Keys said the city should bear that in mind.
Mr Keys, whose background is urban planning and natural disasters, will pen six articles for the Mercury that examine Maitland’s flood history, starting next Friday.
That series will mark seven years since severe weather tested the levy protecting central Maitland and Lorn.
“The thing with the June floods is the frequency,” Mr Keys said.
Since 1820 Maitland has recorded 12 floods above 10.5 metres, the major flood level, at the Belmore Bridge – and five of them were in June.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 29, 2014.