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Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 11:29
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Can anyone tell me how much rain have we had in the Murray Darling Basin in the last couple days.
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Reply By: Notso - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 11:50

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 11:50
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/rainmaps.cgi?page=map&variable=totals&period=week&area=md

Might give you an idea.

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Follow Up By: Scoof - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:28

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:28
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:03

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:03
Around your part of the Murray Darling basin. Absolutely stuff all.
Plenty of dust blowing about though
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Follow Up By: Scoof - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:35

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:35
Yeah plenty of dust around here Des.

Someone came into work this morning and said it's raining in the catchment and we may see our irrigation restrictions lifted a bit if it continues for more than a week or 2. Ha Ha .

The forecast looks good but I didn't know how much had already fallen.

I will not get too excited I promise.

Regards Scoof .. :-) ..
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:57

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:57
Scoff,

Irrigators in QLD have been Flood Harvesting, So no excess water for NSW or SA I would imagine :)

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Reply By: mfewster - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 13:11

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 13:11
A news item on TV a few days ago said that most of what had fallen in the upper reaches would be held in the dams for cotton irrigation and virtually none would go to the lower system.
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Follow Up By: Scoof - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 14:24

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 14:24
Hope they get flooded , Ha Ha not really..
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 14:15

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 14:15
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:20

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:20
Mate up that way said the other day that the Darling is about 4 m at Wilcania, expecting to peak at 6 m.
Running into the Menindie Lakes real good apparently.
And boy from the last time I saw the Darling about 3 years ago, it would be a great sight to actually see water in it again.
Havent been there lately so cannot confirm, but have no need to doubt his word.

Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: Scoof - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:32

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:32
Hi Pesty ,

I with 3 other Families followed the Darling as far as Bourke in late September 2007.
We drove down the boat Ramp at Sunset Strip into the dry Menindie Lake bed with our campers in tow.Locals told us it had been at least 3 years since water had been in the Lake.

I recken every 3rd Holiday house was for sale.
It looked a bit sad when looking from the dry Lake back towards the Holiday homes with nice jetty's and no water.
So I hope those guy's see some water at least.

Cheers Scoof .. :-) ..
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Follow Up By: slave - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:47

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:47
Water depth is getting better around Wilcannia and Menindee

http://waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/drr/darling/index.shtml




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Follow Up By: Scoof - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:54

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:54
Great news, will that mean it's past the cotton growers .

Cheers Scoof . :-) .
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Reply By: Member - Kevin J (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:32

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:32
The upper reaches of the Paroo/Cooper/Thompson are currently listed as flooding. The Paroo/Warego and Bollon have been flowing and flooding for almost 4 weeks The Condamine was in flood at Warwick last week.

Blackall received 134mm yesterday and from the BOM pages the entire catchment of these rivers have been getting a bucket full today.

I read somewhere that they have released about 257 whatevers from the Menindi Lakes in the past week with more to come.

Friends near Charleville get two mails per week and they have had 3 of the last 14. They have grass to the top of the fences and nothing to eat it except the endangered species (Kangaroos)
Another property near Augathella can't shear becaused it's raining - 100mm yesterday - and the blowflies are killing the sheep at a rate of knots because of the wet/humid conditions.

Kevin J
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:40

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:40
Hey Kev,

I think it's the Balonne and not Bollon river ;))

The water from the Warwick end of the Condamine should reach the cockroach border in a few more weeks. There is a heap of irrigators pumping to their hearts content at the moment in the St. George/Dirranbandi districts.

I would guess that the Bungil creek in Roma would be flowing again as Roma has had some big rain in the past week also.

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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:35

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:35
Hi Scoof.

Get out your rain boots. The rains are a coming!!!.

The low in outback qld is certainly producing plenty of rain which will end up in the Murray Darling basin.The front is apparently on its way to victoria via outback NSW.

Regards.
Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - Scoof (SA) - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 00:32

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 00:32
I've got my fingers crossed , hope your right.

Scoof..
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