Going to Birdsville..........

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 12:44
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Does anybody know what the roads to Birdsville are like right now? Somebody told me there might be floods out there .

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Reiner
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 13:17

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 13:17
Give Ruth a call at the caravan park.
AFAIK there's been no rain out that way for quite a while...
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 15:05

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 15:05
Hello MrBitchi - you're right. NO RAIN OUT HERE! Now, Reiner, which way are you coming into Birdsville? This is what I know.
Windorah to Betoota - 110 klms bitumen then good dirt.
Betoota to Birdsville (travelled it at the weekend) - 170 klms of dirt which has large wheel ruts from a large cattle truck right down the guts of the road. At the Durrie Station turnoff there is a very dangerous bog hole (dry, but deeply rutted on a corner). Apart from that it's not too bad.
Yes there is water in the Diamantina River and Cooper Creek (Windorah) but no, won't be enough to cause floods out here.
Cordillo Downs Road - in very good condition and due to a good shower of rain recently, looking green around Cordillo homestead area.
Road to Big Red - quite ordinary.
Birdsville Track - Queensland section (again cut by truck after shower of rain) but graded for the rest.
Hope this helps.
Ruth
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Follow Up By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:02

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:02
Thank you Ruth, we would be coming from Windorah/Betoota. Our plan is to leave Brisbane tomorrow night.
On the way home I would like to go north to Cluny and turn right along the Diamantina Development Road back to Windorah depending on time. We have to be back here Monday.
See you Easter :-)
cheers
Reiner
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:57

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:57
Reiner, the supply truck driver came in yesterday and says the Cluny to Windorah Road is the best he's ever seen it, so that's lucky!
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:45

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:45
Evening Ruth,

Latest on Diamantina from here is it's gradually starting to fill out into the outside channels tonight. Reiner will have no trouble at Monkira, as this water would be a couple of weeks away yet.

We are hoping that it floods out quite a bit more than the previous effort, most disappointing. We live in hope!!!

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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 11:22

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 11:22
Good news, Bob. Hopefully it will be a wider flood. Water has reached Alton Downs but not yet into Goyders. Keep hoping!!
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