PHOTOS: Wagga floods, 2012

Airforce personnel fill sandbags at SES headquarters. Picture: Michael Frogley
Airforce personnel fill sandbags at SES headquarters. Picture: Michael Frogley
Fitzmaurice Street under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Fitzmaurice Street under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Fitzmaurice Street under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Fitzmaurice Street under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water rises around Eunony Bridge. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water rises around Eunony Bridge. Picture: Michael Frogley

Overflowing storm drains spill water under the viaduct on the corner of Edward and Tarcutta streets. Picture: Michael Frogley

Overflowing storm drains spill water under the viaduct on the corner of Edward and Tarcutta streets. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water from Wollundry Lagoon spills over to flood Ivan Jack Drive. Picture: Oscar Colman

Water from Wollundry Lagoon spills over to flood Ivan Jack Drive. Picture: Oscar Colman

A flooded Ivan Jack Drive. Picture: Michael Frogley

A flooded Ivan Jack Drive. Picture: Michael Frogley

SES workers sandbag homes on Wiradjuri Crescent. Picture: Addison Hamilton

SES workers sandbag homes on Wiradjuri Crescent. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Workers close Kincaid Street. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Workers close Kincaid Street. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Airforce personnel fill sandbags at SES headquarters. Picture: Michael Frogley

Airforce personnel fill sandbags at SES headquarters. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water fills Wollundry Lagoon and floods the Civic Precinct. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water fills Wollundry Lagoon and floods the Civic Precinct. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water fills Wollundry Lagoon and floods the Civic Precinct. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water fills Wollundry Lagoon and floods the Civic Precinct. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water from Wollundry Lagoon comes closer to the Civic Theatre and Wagga City Library. Picture: Michael Frogley

Water from Wollundry Lagoon comes closer to the Civic Theatre and Wagga City Library. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga Beach Caravan Park under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga Beach Caravan Park under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga Beach Caravan Park under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga Beach Caravan Park under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga Beach Caravan Park under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga Beach Caravan Park under water. Picture: Michael Frogley

SES regional controller James McTavish. Picture: Michael Frogley

SES regional controller James McTavish. Picture: Michael Frogley

The storm water drain across from Lake Albert gushes with flood water. Picture: Addison Hamilton

The storm water drain across from Lake Albert gushes with flood water. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Lake Albert floods. Picture: Michael Frogley

Lake Albert floods. Picture: Michael Frogley

Lake Albert, near Crooked Creek. Picture: Michael Frogley

Lake Albert, near Crooked Creek. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga beach kiosk. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Wagga beach kiosk. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Hammond Avvenue was flooded between the Kooringal Road roundabout and Marshalls Creek. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Hammond Avvenue was flooded between the Kooringal Road roundabout and Marshalls Creek. Picture: Addison Hamilton

People were evacuated by boat from the Big4 Caravan Park. Picture: Addison Hamilton

People were evacuated by boat from the Big4 Caravan Park. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Visitors evacuate from the Big4 Caravan Park. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Visitors evacuate from the Big4 Caravan Park. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A levee bank was built to stop more water coming in to Hammond Avevnue between the Kooringal Road roundabout and Marshalls Creek. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A levee bank was built to stop more water coming in to Hammond Avevnue between the Kooringal Road roundabout and Marshalls Creek. Picture: Addison Hamilton

The Black Swan as North Wagga evacuated. Picture: Addison Hamilton

The Black Swan as North Wagga evacuated. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Residents fill sandbags as they prepare to evacuate North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Residents fill sandbags as they prepare to evacuate North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Residents evacuate their homes in North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Residents evacuate their homes in North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Residents evacuate their homes in North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Residents evacuate their homes in North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Glenn Maslin (top) and Noel Smith move some furniture onto the roof. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Glenn Maslin (top) and Noel Smith move some furniture onto the roof. Picture: Addison Hamilton

North Wagga residents gather for an urgent meeting. Picture: Addison Hamilton

North Wagga residents gather for an urgent meeting. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A flooded property in North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A flooded property in North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Sheep are elevated to safety. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Sheep are elevated to safety. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Aerial shot from North Wagga looking towards Wagga's CBD. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Aerial shot from North Wagga looking towards Wagga's CBD. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Aerial shot looking south towards Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Aerial shot looking south towards Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Aerial shot looking east from Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Aerial shot looking east from Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Hampden Bridge surrounded by water. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Hampden Bridge surrounded by water. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Gobbagombalin Bridge. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Gobbagombalin Bridge. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A flooded property near North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A flooded property near North Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Residents gathered at the levee bank to see the rising flood water. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Residents gathered at the levee bank to see the rising flood water. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Shop owners sandbagged their front doors and evacuated the CBD late at night. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Shop owners sandbagged their front doors and evacuated the CBD late at night. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Bentley Place was a flourish with activity as residents were ordered to evacuate Central Wagga. Picture: Michael Frogley

Bentley Place was a flourish with activity as residents were ordered to evacuate Central Wagga. Picture: Michael Frogley

Employees ensure Wagga City Council records are stored in safety. Picture: Michael Frogley

Employees ensure Wagga City Council records are stored in safety. Picture: Michael Frogley

Volunteers and residents worked late into the night to fill sandbags to protect homes and businesses. Picture: Michael Frogley

Volunteers and residents worked late into the night to fill sandbags to protect homes and businesses. Picture: Michael Frogley

Baylis Street was turned into a ghost town as businesses were ordered to evacuate the CBD. Picture: Michael Frogley

Baylis Street was turned into a ghost town as businesses were ordered to evacuate the CBD. Picture: Michael Frogley

An indicator shows the flood water level of the 1974 flood. Picture: Michael Frogley

An indicator shows the flood water level of the 1974 flood. Picture: Michael Frogley

Road blocks are removed as residents are allowed back into the CBD. Picture: Michael Frogley

Road blocks are removed as residents are allowed back into the CBD. Picture: Michael Frogley

Sandbags are removed from shop fronts as residents are allowed back into the CBD. Picture: Michael Frogley

Sandbags are removed from shop fronts as residents are allowed back into the CBD. Picture: Michael Frogley

Clean up at Wagga Beach. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Clean up at Wagga Beach. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Clean up on Hammond Avenue. Picture: Oscar Colman

Clean up on Hammond Avenue. Picture: Oscar Colman

Clean up begins on Hammond Avenue. Picture: Oscar Colman

Clean up begins on Hammond Avenue. Picture: Oscar Colman

The floods attracted a lot of attention from the nation's politicians, including Premier Barry O'Farrell. Picture: Addison Hamilton

The floods attracted a lot of attention from the nation's politicians, including Premier Barry O'Farrell. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Premier Barry O'Farrell visited the SES headquarters where residents were filling sandbags. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Premier Barry O'Farrell visited the SES headquarters where residents were filling sandbags. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited Wagga during the floods in March 2012. Picture: Michael Frogley

Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited Wagga during the floods in March 2012. Picture: Michael Frogley

Prime Minister Julia Gillard met with Wagga residents during last year's floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Prime Minister Julia Gillard met with Wagga residents during last year's floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Prime Minister Julia Gillard met with Wagga residents during last year's floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Prime Minister Julia Gillard met with Wagga residents during last year's floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A barricade was set up on Wirdajuri Bridge as Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited the city. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A barricade was set up on Wirdajuri Bridge as Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited the city. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with SES volunteers. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with SES volunteers. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A weary SES volunteer takes a hard-earned nap during Prime Minister Julia Gillard's visit. Picture: Addison Hamilton

A weary SES volunteer takes a hard-earned nap during Prime Minister Julia Gillard's visit. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Kapooka Army soldiers assist to pack up sandbags from Fitzmaurice Street. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Kapooka Army soldiers assist to pack up sandbags from Fitzmaurice Street. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with Ambulance officers Jason Watson and Eamonn Purcell. Picture: Michael Frogley

Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with Ambulance officers Jason Watson and Eamonn Purcell. Picture: Michael Frogley

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the press conference. Picture: Michael Frogley

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the press conference. Picture: Michael Frogley

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is greeted at Wagga Airport by member for Riverina Michael McCormack. Picture: Oscar Colman

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is greeted at Wagga Airport by member for Riverina Michael McCormack. Picture: Oscar Colman

Tony Abbott is briefed before assisting North Wagga residents with the clean up. Picture: Oscar Colman

Tony Abbott is briefed before assisting North Wagga residents with the clean up. Picture: Oscar Colman

Tony Abbott surveys the discarded belongings of North Wagga homes which were affected by flood water. Picture: Oscar Colman

Tony Abbott surveys the discarded belongings of North Wagga homes which were affected by flood water. Picture: Oscar Colman

Michael McCormack and Tony Abbott comforts North Wagga resident Allan Bell as he cleans up his flood damaged home. Picture: Oscar Colman

Michael McCormack and Tony Abbott comforts North Wagga resident Allan Bell as he cleans up his flood damaged home. Picture: Oscar Colman

Tony Abbott cleans rubbish from North Wagga resident Allan Bell's home. Picture: Oscar Colman

Tony Abbott cleans rubbish from North Wagga resident Allan Bell's home. Picture: Oscar Colman

Tony Abboott removes carpet from a Gardiner Street home. Picture: Oscar Colman

Tony Abboott removes carpet from a Gardiner Street home. Picture: Oscar Colman

Michael McCormack and Tony Abbott was glasses at The Black Swan. Picture: Oscar Colman

Michael McCormack and Tony Abbott was glasses at The Black Swan. Picture: Oscar Colman

Wagga City Council cleans the streets of North Wagga. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga City Council cleans the streets of North Wagga. Picture: Michael Frogley

The Pony Club is inundated with water. Picture: Michael Frogley

The Pony Club is inundated with water. Picture: Michael Frogley

Flood water tore through the region in March 2012 and many residents are still recovering from those affects.

The Daily Advertiser takes a look back at photographs that were taken during one of the region's toughest times of recent years.