Recent rain, will it affect simpson access

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 16:01
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the flooding in coffs and SE Qld, i know most of it will end up in the sea, but how far inland did it get,will it affect the Eyre river at birdsville?

we are planing to do the simo in mid july, with roads closed for 6-8 weeks at the moment could this be extended by the flooding and heavy rain in north NSW/SE Qld, just want to know weather plan B may turn into plan A.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 16:19

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 16:19

Rainfall 1 to 7 April 2009
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 16:24

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 16:24
Have a look through the Bureau of Met sitehere. The rain did not get into the inland at all so this lot will not have affected the Simpson in any way.

If you keep an eye on this site it will tell you where rain has fallen. Its a very useful tool for trip planning.

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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 17:11

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 17:11
Rain is predicted for central Qld over Easter , how much ?? who knows ?? Should not get much more inland than a line through Winton /Windorrah .
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 17:21

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 17:21
No, SE qld rain does not affect out west as Willem said.

BOM forecast rainfall for the next week - rain forecast here

Current river heights -

current river heights - here
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Reply By: Member - ian R1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 20:02

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 20:02
The following is copied from the 'Articles' / 'Road Conditions' / 'SA Desert Roads':

"QAA Line (Includes Big Red) Closed Closed at Eyre Creek for several more weeks NO ACCESS TO BIRDSVILLE
QAA LINE, POEPPEL CORNERBIRDSVILLE, Just like the French Line only the sand dunes get bigger, with the biggest being BIG RED. There is a detour around this giant dune if you can’t get over it, (don’t kill yourself trying). Take care at salt lakes as they can be a bit wet; drive in existing wheel tracks only, USE 4x4. (6 ½ hr, 170 km)

Updated: 6/04/2009 7:41:35 AM"

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 20:51

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 20:51
No, rain on the east coast does not affect Eyre Creek at Birdsville. Rain is predicted here (Birdsville) on Friday of this week but is not going to be much. Not at all unusual to have rain here at Easter, particularly after big floods (again, not caused by rain here but rain way to the north).
The Simpson is quite dry having not received any rain, at this stage. Your trip should be ok - but always have a couple of extra plans - sometimes you have to reverse your trips. No matter you will have a good time. Happy travels.
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