OUTRAGE has rocked the Yenda community following claims their town is doomed to flood again.
In The Area News on Friday, floodplain committee chairman Bill Lancaster warned a flood study planned by council was unlikely to find a solution to protect Yenda against future devastation.
For residents of the town, many of who are still not able to return to their flood-ravaged homes, the revelation came as a horrifying blow.
"We don't want this flood to ever happen again the quicker we can get some answers and get it fixed, the better for the whole community," local resident and business owner Peter Calabria said.
"It is so frustrating for us that, as far as going forward, council and MI (Murrumbidgee Irrigation) have given no feedback, nothing to make us feel confident they won't let us be hit again."
Mr Calabria believed MI should play a lead role in investigating the March floods, pointing to the decommissioned East Mirrool Regulator which many have blamed for not letting water escape to alleviate pressure on Mirrool Creek and the main canal.
MI has repeatedly declined to comment on the role the regulator may have played in the inundation of Yenda.
"We need to find out what happened with the East Mirrool Regulator and what needs to be done to put the system back the way it was," Mr Calabria said.
"We're not asking anyone to reinvent the wheel, just find out what the problem was and what can be done to fix it. There's no need for a review to take four years that's unacceptable."
Council announced last week it was in the early stages of planning a full-scale flood study to examine the March disaster in the hope of preventing a similar catastrophe.
General manager Brett Stonestreet expected a review of a 2010 study on the Main Drain J catchment to take 12 months, while a larger inquiry into the Mirrool Creek catchment would take at least four years.
Murrumbidgee MP Adrian Piccoli has also confirmed he will pursue an inquiry into the disaster, while MI is yet to announce its intentions.
Yenda Progress Association president Kay Pellizzer called on council and MI to speed up their investigations.
"I'm no engineer but I believe if the siphon underneath the main canal was more effective or the (East Mirrool) regulator was opened, water would have been able to come through gradually instead of building up and coming through all in one go," Mrs Pellizzer said.
"But, until we get all the facts and figures and hydrologists' reports in, nobody can make a decision on anything. That's why we need to get these things under way.
"Everyone in this town is devastated. We just want to see that something is being done so we know everything is going to be all right again."