everywhere is flooded lol

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 14:46
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was planning to go west from Goondiwindi but i hear from travellers its still very wet ,same as north. been south many times .looks like we just mosey around the place till things dry out... cheers...Rod
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy (springsure- Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 14:51

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 14:51
Mate,
check out the RACQ website and follow the road reporting link.
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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:00

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:00
TY Dave,

we are free campers and although the major roads may be open the parks and camp areas maybe still mushy and undesireable for freecamping,or atleast thats what we're hearing... Rod
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:00

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:00
Mate why not start your research on this very site.
Road reports, trip details etc etc are right here.

Look here for National Road Reports
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:02

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:02
I love a sunburnt country....
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:03

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:03
Roll on Global Warming :-)
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:15

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:15
Some people would do anything to get a bit of Qld sunshine down to Vic :))))
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Reply By: Notso - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:03

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:03
Come down to the Central West of NSW, truly beautifukl on day perfect the next.

Here is a link to our weather forecast

http://www.eldersweather.com.au/local.jsp?lt=aploc&lc=5492
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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:10

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:10
Been down central and western NSW a few times through the years and yes you do infact live in gods own country.

We took our Daughter and her friend down through Dubbo and Parkes only a few weeks ago. they were in Awe of the Telescope.
BuT now theyre back at work its only Mum and Me now...

Cheers...Rod
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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy (Springsure- Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:30

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:30
Yeah and that's why we moved to Qld 4 mths ago to get away from the (less than) perfect central west weather..LOL
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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:49

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 15:49
Yes well, every time I go up to QLD it's pouring rain and all the locals say OH yes but it was lovely last week or yesterday. I reckon the beautiful one day perfect the next thing is a myth perpetrated by QLD ers to get us unsuspecting southerners up there to spend our money.

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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 17:18

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 17:18
Did you check out the Warrumbungles on the way down, near Coonabarabran
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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 18:19

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 18:19
yes we did,the first lookout track is by far the best,yopu get a 180 degree view but the breadknife is small from this angle.Rod
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Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 16:13

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 16:13
The Kwiambal National Park is located to the north west of Ashford. You travel along the Coolatai Road about 25Km to find the park. It is located at the junction of the Severn and Macintyre Rivers. Pronounced Ki-am-bal, the park has an area of around 2600 hectares and features some spectacular waterfalls, steep sided valleys and River Red Gums.

The park has a variety of native flora and fauna including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, wallabies and wallaroos.

If you havent been here -This is a nice spot and not all that far from you on the Severn River
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Follow Up By: furph - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 17:47

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 17:47
And the fishing there is great. What more can one ask for, at least as good as Qld!
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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 18:24

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 18:24
They got a nice set of caves just near the junction of the 2 rivers as well. its all self guided walk through. You enter the caves via a hand cut doorway in the face of the rock and if you kept going youd finish up on the other side of the mountain where theres more deeper walking caves. Stunning. We used to take kero lamps cause they last for hours,turn it off and its warm black nothingness,lol


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Reply By: Member - Derek L (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 23:21

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 23:21
Don't delieve all that you hear. Its all good some roads may be cut if you get a heavy down fall but they are only cut until the water flashs past. But if they is a chance of heavy rain late arvo or over night they may close some road if its really bad for safety. Gundy to Miles through the Moonie crossroads can be a problem in heavy rain lately. Gundy to St. Goerge is good Main Roads have just built new bridges from Gundy to Mindigully. St.George to Thargo out through Cunnamulla is fine just watchout for flash flooding if you come across any heavy down pours. Gundy out to Mungindi is abit boggy in some places if you go along the Boomi Rd but as always rocky. I go to these parts every couple of weeks of work and to be safe ring ahead to the locals cop shop and just ask they can tell you whats closed or will be closed. Thats what I do.

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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:31

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:31
Thanks Derek,tyhats the general area we're headed [Thargominda]. Its good Advice. Ty and Cheers... Rod
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 02:53

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 02:53
All the roads seem to be drying out. There is still water over the road between Moree and Goondiwindi. Going to be passing through there on Sunday in the toy car so hope it has dried out by then.

You can always check NSW Road Report or RACQ Road Report via Google. These sites are updated on a daily basis.



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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 07:35

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 07:35
The Bruce Highway was closed last night to all traffic between Calliope crossroads and Rockhampton. The road reopened at around 10:30pm when the rain eased and the water was well down.
I had a great time in the pouring rain doing Traffic control at the crossroads to stop all the north bound traffic. We ended up with 50+ trucks and quite a few cars in the truck parking bays :)

I also heard that the road was out between Nindigully and St George (Moonie river in flood).

So it may be best to check with both the local police and the RACQ before you travel to far in QLD

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Reply By: Mike - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:42

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:42
Can someone organise to send some of your rain to SA, we've had 10mm since Xmas. Heard on the news last night that somewhere in Qld had 75mm more than our last years total in 48 Hours.

Happy (dry) trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:35

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:35
Brisbanes EASTERN suburb Gumdale had 100MM overnight a few nights ago.... Rod
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:11

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:11
Around here we got 158mm overnight :))

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Reply By: rredbeak - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:39

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:39
Fact is we honestly need the rain so i shouldnt grumble,but, having said that,very little has fallen in our local dams and lakes in southeasdt qld. If they were getting good rainfall it would make the discomfort worthwhile.

In the few travels weve done this year the first thing that you realise over other years is the country is beautifully green.It makes the travelling so much more pleasant...Rod
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Reply By: Holden4th - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:28

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:28
Don't necessarily rely on the RACQ and other reports. They've been showing the road from Cunnamulla to Thargominda as cut off at Eulo. I called the pub at Eulo last weekend and they told me that the road had been open for at least four days. I then e-mailed RACQ and told them that this road was now open. The nice reply I got suggested that the road had only just reopened the day before but for two more days the website showed it as closed. Now I realise that RACQ can't call every place to confirm road closure and my e-mail was probably the reason that the road is now shown as open on their site. However, the bottom line is that you should actually ring the locals to be absolutely sure
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 21:35

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 21:35
Yes but this means the chance of Lake Eyre flooding is increasing:
This is an extract from the ABC ...


A publican on the Birdsville Track says potential tourists from across Australia have been in contact, eager to know if south-west Queensland floodwaters will fill Lake Eyre in outback South Australia.

Floodwaters from the Thomson, Barcoo and Cooper Creek systems are flowing toward the South Australian border and there are also flows being monitored in the Diamantina and Georgina systems.

Phil Gregurke from the Mungerannie Hotel says he has been surprised at how much interest there is.

"Mainly all from interstate, Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, some of the four-wheel drive clubs and just general interest," he said.

"The water doesn't seem to run very often. Whether it gets down to Lake Eyre - it has to fill Lake Hope first, it may get down to Coopers Crossing, but a lot of locals are saying they need follow-up rains for all of this to happen."

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Reply By: Holden4th - Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 20:14

Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 20:14
While we're on about all this, the last report from the OB QLD area on ExplorOZ is listed as Jan 29 - that's 2 weeks old! Is Cordillo Downs open or closed, can you drive the Bulloo Dev Rd from Cunnamulla to Thargo, is Walker's crossing passable? Please update this section.
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