Situated in central west NSW, the tiny town of Nyngan sits on the banks of the Bogan River, between Narromine and Bourke.
Nyngan is an important centre of Australia's Wool Industry and is home to many sheep and cattle studs.
Nyngan has always been prone to flooding and temporary levees were built as the need arose over the years. Severe floods in 1976 led to the construction of a more permanent levee, but it was not enough to contain the Bogan when it flooded in 1990 - the entire town was airlifted to safety in one of the state's biggest rescue efforts. Evidence of the flood remains today in the form of markers, memorials, a higher levee and in one of the town's nicknames, 'Flood Town 1990'