River Depths, King Edward River and Jim Jim ck

Submitted: Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 12:47
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Gday all
Im after some upto date info on the depths of the King Edward River heading into Mitchell Falls and at Jim Jim Creek day use area on the way to Twin Falls. Heading off next weekend to escape the cold down south.
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Reply By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 12:59

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 12:59
We are also heading north on and about July 14....so you cannot make me jealous....LOL.

It's getting closer and I'm almost got everything ready.....countdown to launch..... : )

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 18:39

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 18:39
LHN. Check with the ABC they give river depths at all the major fording points on a regular basis throughout the day. Especially the ones along the GRR. WRT Jim Jim Creek better check with Kakadu Mgt. They reply to emails pretty quickly.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 20:04

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 20:04
Im at Jabiru and may go in there tomorrow If not I know someone who is so have a look here tomorrow nite and will give you the answer u want.



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Follow Up By: The Top End Explorer - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:44

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:44
Jim Jim xing is .55 as at 430 pm this afternoon.

Hay Graham give us a ring 0437790616

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: long haired nomad - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 13:28

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 13:28
Thanks Graham and Steve,
Half a meter sound easy enough. Thanks for the info.
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Reply By: Drysdale River Station - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 21:15

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 21:15
Hi,

You don't say what you are driving, UNLESS it is a very small vehicle the King Edward crossing is fine with care.
Loads of 4 WD have been through, it's around 700 to 800 mm or so at last report, dropping slowly. It's a short crossing and as long as you miss the one rock on the down stream side you will be fine. Low range, first gear and slowly through no problem, we crossed it weeks back. Suggest if rock not visible you walk crossing first, no salties so fine to walk and check.
We saw one vehicle towed out backwards when we came out but only reason was he ran into the rock and stalled it. By now you may well be able to see the problem rock, you couldn't see it earlier on.
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Follow Up By: long haired nomad - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:29

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:29
Thanks for that report Anne,
Ive been up there quite a few times in the past. Im in a hilux with no snorkle. Last report ive seen states it at 1 meter. Id still cross it at that but as you say its on the way down from 800mm thats good enough for me.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:43

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:43
dont forget hiluxes dont come with diff breathers unless youve fitted them
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Reply By: Leroy - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 09:29

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 09:29
I was up there a few weeks ago and the river depth came up to the top of my 285x75 tyre and wasn't flowing flat out so a doddle to cross. We were towing a trailer also.

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Reply By: long haired nomad - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 13:33

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 13:33
Thanks to everyone who replied to my question.
I m leaving sydney on thursday for 6 weeks. Visiting a few places i havent been to in Kakadu, (twin Falls) being one of them then Sandy Creek Falls in Litchfield then over to Mornington Wilderness camp in the Kimberleys and if ive got time ill go up to Mitchell Falls again.
Cheers and thanks.
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