Oodnadatta Track is a bit wet right now

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 10:47
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We came in off the Oodnadatta Track yesterday, travelling from North to South. Weather forecasts had said it would be fine weather with a slight chance of small showers at the Southern end. It rained. There was more than the slight showers predicted - about 10mls apparently.

We have travelled a number of times on this track and seen it in dry and wet conditions. This tome we came out covered in mud and clumping clods of dried mud down the bitumen near Leigh Creek.

The road was slushy and starting to get slippery at the Lyndhurst section and we assumed the drying weather would help dry it out further so there would be no road closures. But now we see there is more rain occurring...

So if you plan to travel on this track check the road reports before departing - although I am guessing it will be OK now.
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Reply By: Zippo - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 12:14

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 12:14
A month earlier (3 July) we went up the track. It had been opened 48 hours earlier.

There were a couple of sticky/clingy sections SE of William Creek. The "watercourse" that is 1-2km SE of the Kempe Rd (CP-O) junction just out of Oodnadatta was still under some water and the "verges" were soggy as.
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Reply By: Ozi M - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 16:00

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 16:00
I am due through there last week of this month so it had better dry out by then ! (please :))
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Follow Up By: TomH - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 16:03

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 16:03
Talk to God at church on Sunday. He (or She) is in charge of that stuff.
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Follow Up By: Ozi M - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 16:11

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 16:11
Got the GRR this weekend so I have been watching the weather there, been dry here in Broome so should be OK
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 20:40

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 20:40
Ozi M. Just be careful you don't make a right turn onto the Oodnadatta without checking first.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 06, 2016 at 20:56

Saturday, Aug 06, 2016 at 20:56
Came through on the 4th and 5th, north to south. All good and dried out. A bit of rutting from time to time, and road works around Algebukina, but mostly smooth as.

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