Hows the Cooper flowing ?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 06:39
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Can anybody direct to a site that will give current updates on Cooper's Creek

Soon heading up to Birdsville via Innaminka , and do not wanna get caught in the floods.
I would love to go via Walker's Track, but this time of the year its succeptable to flooding, as is the Cordillo Down's Rd

Cheers
Bucky
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 10:16

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 10:16
Windorah level 0.928m steady
Status below minor flooding

Site Link

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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 10:17

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 10:17
www.exploroz.com/Roads/SA.asp

may be useful to you
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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 21:25

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 21:25
I recon the 8 in 0.928 would have to be redundant!! :-)

1mm resolution seems a bit over the top. A ripple on the surface would be 5 to 10 mm high, but hey thats what the magic electronic device says.
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Reply By: Turbo - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 20:06

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 20:06
dont know about you, but the coopers flows every night at my place. cheers. dave south aus.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 07:48

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 07:48
Bucky, the answer you need is - very slowly. The Cordillo Road was graded two weeks ago - for the first time in years and year. No chance of flooding on there because the Cooper doesn't go near there and there has been no rain for yonks. Driest year for the 10 years I've been here.
As for Walkers Crossing about 8 vehicles/ trailers and caravans came through there yesterday.
If you need to know anything more - always ring a local - website are not the most valuable source of information - try the Innamincka Trading Post on (08) 86759900.
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Follow Up By: bucky - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 06:18

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 06:18
Thanks Ruth
And it was a pleasure staying at your Park ,,
Hope to see you again in Late August

Cheers
Bucky
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Reply By: Ken S - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 12:33

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 12:33
Gday Bucky
We travelled from Cunnamulla across to Nappa Merrie and down to Innaminca a few weeks ago and we used the www.bom.gov.au/ site to keep up with the river levels . The pumps were moved off the river at Innaminca as they were expecting high water there . The fella that runs Cooper Creek Discoverer tours told me that Coongie Lakes need to fill before the Coopers starts flooding lower down .
There was a good flow in the Creek at Innaminca but the causeway was still open when we was there in mid May .
Cheers
Ken Smith
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Reply By: Toytruck - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 17:19

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 17:19
OK,
its Sunday arvo and I may have had a couple of cold cordials but i have the following to ask. Bucky has stated that "this time of year is succeptable to flooding". Now I have been travelling and living in the outback for over 25 years and am of the opinion that the maximum average rainfall occurs in the summer months, so, if these roads are succeptabel to flooding in the Winter months then forget going near the place in Dec/Jan.

Can someone pls tell me if I am on the wrong track:-0 Do these tracks flood on a reguar basis this time of year???? or is this year something different.

Toytruck
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Follow Up By: bucky - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 06:26

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 06:26
Hey Toytruck

Wanna see all the pics of the floods, from last July ,, All the way to Birdsville, and in the Simpson. Every track was shut, when we got to Marree
Advised by a fella with a 100 Series, ( big wheels and a lift kit ) not to go down the Cordillo Downs,, as he just made it.. he reconed it would be bad for another 2 weeks ,,, So we went across the Simpson,, and hit the floods there too,, up to 1 mt deep in some of the bulldust doles 15 km east of Dalhousie Springs ..

I'm just doing my homework.
I believe that what we have to watch is the heavy rains in Nth Queensland,, and wait a few months for it to flow down

Cheers Mate
bucky

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Follow Up By: Steve - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 10:31

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 10:31
I think those rains last July were "unseasonal".
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Follow Up By: Toytruck - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 20:55

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 20:55
Bucky,
yep, have to admit I wasn't even aware of the floods last July, then having said that I was up to my ears in an Army Project so probably wasn't to aware of anything much in the outside world.

Must have been a fun trip for you guys, love the MUD. I got stuck between Windorah and Birdsville in the late 90's, when Lake Eyre filled there one year, have never seen so much water, and MUD, in my life. Was stuck for a coule of days.

Always, always do your homework.

Cheers
Toytruck
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