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Launceston Flood Levee High

Located within the Tamar River floodplain at the junction of the Tamar, North and South Esk Rivers, Launceston is prone to flooding. A major flood in 1929 which devastated the city and several smaller floods since, prompted the Flood Levy Project to begin construction in the 1960s. The levee walls – some as high as four metres – protect the low lying areas on the flood plain to separate Launceston from the surrounding rivers. While the levees continue to offer some protection, many have collapsed.
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