Bourke Flooding / Darling river flow

Submitted: Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:46
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With the recent reports of heavy rain and flooding at Bourke does anyone have any information as to how long the flow from this event to reach Wentworth where the Darling meets the Murray river

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Reply By: Madfisher - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 21:03

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 21:03
Will not get their, It will be absorbed by Menidee Lakes then slowly released. Check on the waterinfo site
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:26

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:26
The flush coming down will be absorbed by Lake Wetherill, the upper storage area for the Menindee Lakes Scheme.Lake Menindee has been dry for several years now. Some of the water will be released later on to top up the weir at Pooncarie, & flush the river out. I doubt if it will make any difference to the condition of the lower Murray.

A lot of water coming down will be absorbed by the river bank & billabongs.

I'm not real sure, but I believe that the water is now at Wilcannia, or a bit below. I was talking with some serious fisherman on Sunday & they are heading out to spots above Menindee today.

According to the local rag this flush will guarantee us a supply for 18 months. This is now the time to get the fishing gear out as the native fish will be on the boil.

Everyone do a rain dance.

Dick of Broken Hill
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