Warburton Crossing

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 14:51
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It's closed due to flooding right now. Does anyone know, going on previous history, if it has any chance of opening in the near future?
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Reply By: Nacho - Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 15:46

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 15:46
It can be closed for years...who knows.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 07:38

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 07:38
Was open again in the last DPB this week
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Follow Up By: cookie1 - Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 08:07

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 08:07
Just had a look, No Warburton Crossing is most definitely closed according to Desert Parks Bulletin 27th July 2018.

According to my source it is only a puddle now so should open soon.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 08:26

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 08:26
I've got a Word doc for DPB 595 dated 27/7/18 direct from SA Natural Resources Arid Lands that says it is open to 4WD with caution at pooled water. Can forward it to an email address
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Follow Up By: cookie1 - Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 10:27

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 10:27
LOL left hand and right hand of the Government :)

Desert Parks Bulletin
No. 595 – 27 July 2018
On-line park bookings commenced 1 June 2017. See end of Bulletin for details.

"Simpson Desert – Open to 4WD. Caution at erosion and corrugated areas.
Please ensure 4WD is engaged and that you reduce tyre pressures while in the desert to minimise cutting up the tracks. Use extra caution as sand dunes will be soft after the summer closure, and may have blow outs from summer winds.
Carry extra fuel reserves as up to 50% more fuel may be used currently than a normal desert crossing.
The use of trailers in the Simpson Desert is strongly discouraged. Caravans and motorhomes should not be used. Serious damage can be caused to vehicles and the environment, and difficulties are likely to result.
Warburton Crossing – Closed due to flooding."

I wonder what would happen if you were to be on it given the letter you have???

Apparently it has been used by some of the locals so there really isn't much in it
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 11:10

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 11:10
Here is my copy ;-)) I received it on the 30th direct from parks.

Innamincka Regional Reserve and Malkumba-Coongie Lakes National Park
Coongie Track – Open to 4WD. Caution at pooled water, washouts and corrugation
Walkers Crossing PAR – Open to 4WD. Caution at pooled water, washouts and corrugation
15 Mile Track and Access to Cooper Creek – Open to 4WD. Caution at pooled water, washouts and corrugation
Cullyamurra Waterhole – Open to 4WD. Caution at pooled water, washouts and corrugation
Burke’s Grave – Open to 4WD. Caution at pooled water, washouts and corrugation
Old Strzelecki Track (on Innamincka Regional Reserve only) – Open to 4WD. Caution at pooled water, washouts and corrugation
Bore Track North – Open to 4WD. Caution at pooled water, washouts and corrugation
Bore Track South – Closed.
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Follow Up By: cookie1 - Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 11:12

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 11:12
Hi Peter, that doesn't show Warburton Crossing?
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 11:22

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 at 11:22
Brain fade cut and paste wrong bit.
We had a power flick and as I had sent the email to the bin it has now gone so can't cut and paste as no longer have the doc.
Weird is that if you go searching online for a DPB it is closed according to their online info so I guess one should observe that as it is the "public" one.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Thursday, Aug 02, 2018 at 08:40

Thursday, Aug 02, 2018 at 08:40
This weeks DPB hot off the press, cut and paste the correct bit this time.
"Simpson Desert – Open to 4WD. Caution at erosion and corrugated areas.

Please ensure 4WD is engaged and that you reduce tyre pressures while in the desert to minimise cutting up the tracks. Use extra caution as sand dunes will be soft after the summer closure, and may have blow outs from summer winds.
Carry extra fuel reserves as up to 50% more fuel may be used currently than a normal desert crossing.
The use of trailers in the Simpson Desert is strongly discouraged. Caravans and motorhomes should not be used. Serious damage can be caused to vehicles and the environment, and difficulties are likely to result.

Warburton Crossing – Open to 4WD. Caution at pooled water, washouts and corrugation.
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Follow Up By: LIFE MEMBER-snailbait - Thursday, Aug 02, 2018 at 09:10

Thursday, Aug 02, 2018 at 09:10
HI ALL try this
https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 at 11:12

Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 at 11:12
The website has now caught up with the bulletins. It's listed as open.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 at 23:07

Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 at 23:07
Keep an eye on this siteLake Eyre Yacht Club. It is useful in assessing conditions in the area.
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