Innamincka Road Conditions?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:20
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I read in an earlier post that water was over the causeway at Innaminka with more water to come and this has raised some concern as I am not familiar with the area, and I propose to travel to Innaminka arriving next Monday or Tuesday via Thargomindah Qld then to the Gammon Ranges/Flinders Ranges/Oodnadatta Track.

I would appreciate any feedback as to whether the road condition will be ok for travelling in a 2004 RV Troopy.

Thanks

George
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:43

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:43
Two references for you for Track conditions

ExplorOz - On the Road (Top menu) - Road Conditions - SA
www.exploroz.com/Roads/SA.asp
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The Transport SA site also has a phone number you can ring.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:45

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:45
George,

Water over the causeway may just mean you will have a ready made CAR WASH to get all the mud off the underbody:-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Loco Locums - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 14:45

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 14:45
We used a scoop net to catch yabbies being washed over the causeway in 2000.

Gotta Love That.....to coin a phrase.
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Reply By: Longreach - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 15:25

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 15:25
Tuesday last week the water was about 4 inches deep.
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Reply By: old mate - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 16:01

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 16:01
The Cooper Creek flood waters have reached Innamincka and are flowing 150 mm aover the causeway. If you are coming from Thargomindah, you can still get to innamincka via the Ballera Gas centre as the cooper has not come over the top of the bridge near there. You will continue over the Nappamerie Bridge and then be on the south side of the Cooper and still get to the township and then continue south to The Gammon ranges. The water is still coming down though and the opil and gas company there are maing contingincy plans should the road be cut.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 17:14

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 17:14
The causeway is the road north to Congee lakes and Birdsville. If you come in from the east (Thargomindah) the road comes across the bridge, with about 10 mteres clearance, so no problems. Will have to check the Coopers Ck crossing further east on that road though.
Look it up on this web site.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 18:41

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 18:41
More sensibly, if you want to know what is happening in Innamincka, ring the Pub or the Trading Post - be more up to date than a website - try (08) 86759900 for the Trading Post or (08) 86759901 for the Hotel.
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Reply By: Barnesy - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 23:59

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 23:59
don't know if it helps but i went to innamincka easter weekend and the road from lyndhurst was as dry as a cowboy who was very thirsty after a month at work with no water.
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Reply By: StephenF10 - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:38

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:38
I was there earlier this week and the water was about 3-4" over the causeway, but there is a moderate flood coming down the Cooper. See the flood warning.

Stephen.
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