Cooper to flow across Birdsville Track in Feb/Mar

Well that's what Trevor from Wright's air is saying.
Dean
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 15:03

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 15:03
Maybe, but it takes an awful lot of water to get through Coongie lakes to cross the track. I've been out there after alot of water at Windorah but it never made it over the track.

Alan
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 16:31

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 16:31
It reached Lake Hope in 2004 after large rains.
Last time it crossed Birdsville Track was 2000 from memory.
Takes a heap of water for it to reach the Birdsville Track.
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Reply By: Fab72 - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 18:35

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 18:35
As long as the Birdsville Track is dry-ish by Sept/Oct...I'll be happy. Don't think the Captiva likes mud too much.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 19:02

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 19:02
Hi Dean
Like all have said above, it takes a very lot of water to reach the crossing on the Birdsville Track. I personally know the managers out at Etadunna and they were only down the other week. They were say that they have had good rain up that way, the country was quite green, but they had not stock to eat the fresh feed. I would have thought that they would have mentioned it if they thought that it was going to be a problem. Do not worry, the wet weather detour is through their station, so you can still get through even when there is water over the Birdsville Track. Even before then, it still has to fill Lake Killamperpunna before finally spilling over the crossing.


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Follow Up By: 2000 Red Rodeo - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 19:42

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 19:42
I will be heading down the Birdsville track around Easter. I think you have pretty much answered my question. That being that if the Cooper floods around the Birdsville track then the deteor track and ferry would be the alternative route.

End of the day I guess we will just need to be flexible anyway.

Geoff
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Reply By: Member - Cantiva Clay (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 14:15

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 14:15
Is easter the bronco branding or is its may this year? They said there is something on at easter so you might want to plan your accom. Also if your captiving throw a 20l in the boot - petrol stops are few and far between!
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Reply By: Teraa - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 18:02

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 18:02
My monies on the Cooper but I reckon it's going to take some more rain
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