Lachlan River

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 16:38
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Hi all,

Cowra has received 10mm yesterday and 90mm today, Forbes has received 15mm yesterday and 100mm today, Hilston has received 73mm today, Condo has received 31mm yesterday and 104mm today.

This will mean that the water shortages this area was suffering and the imminent need to cart water has been averted.

Id say the Lachlan will be filling fast and might bust a bank. This is a great start to the cropping season and will produce good subsoil moisture.

The only downside is the damage water can and has caused to roads fences etc but we cant complain as we need the water.

Cheers Wilko
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 16:48

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 16:48
With that much rain the frogs will need a swimming instructor.

Great news for the River. It had turned into a creek drying up.
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Follow Up By: Wilko - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 16:53

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 16:53
Hi Dodger,

They do need some help, we've got 7 year old frogs that dont know how to swim lol

Cheers Wilko
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Reply By: john&thejayco - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 17:20

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 17:20
g'day Wilko,
good to here Cowra got a good drink, did the catchment of poor old Wyangala catch some of the rain as well.I saw something on tele about it a while back and it looked in pretty bad shape.I fished there and in the river below it ,in the late 80's. There was was good trout fishing around there back then.
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Follow Up By: Wilko - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 17:38

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 17:38
Hi John,

It has got some good in flows but I think itll take a million inches to fill it lol. It was only at 5 % recently.


Cheers Wilko
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Follow Up By: furph - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 19:39

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 19:39
Yes John.
The poor old Wyangala has suffered very much over the years.
In the 70's mates and self fly fished the Abercrobie above the dam, then fished the dam and its smaller tributaries for great catches of Rainbows.
Keep a couple, the rest simply release.
Sadly now just a memory.
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Follow Up By: john&thejayco - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 20:36

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 20:36
G'day all,
It's amazing how with good rainfall after the ground is wet well and truly that these dams start on the rise, I have seen Copeton Dam go from 3% to 90% with a good wet season or two.And my father reckons it didn't take it long to fill when they first built it,they put these dams in some pretty rough country but with good catchments.So all we can do think positive and hope they get to full capacity again in the near future, and hope the fishing gets back to where you have to hide behind a tree to bait your hook .
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 22:28

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 22:28
Just checked the river heights on bom and the lachlan up the top is rising fast.
Furph the amount of rainbows in the river and dam in the seventies was staggering, unfortunalty I was not fly fishing then. Just started when the eighties drought hit.
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Follow Up By: Wilko - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:50

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:50
Wyangala has had 6000 megalitres and is at 5.7% this arvo.

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 17:41

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 17:41
We had a couple of nights at the Cowra caravan park last November.

What does the river at the back of the park look like?

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Follow Up By: Wilko - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 18:04

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 18:04
Hi Gone Bush,

Not sure but the river would be a rising.

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Follow Up By: Member - A J- Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 09:05

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 09:05
Gone Bush - the water is just covering the deck of the low level bridge this morning. The shire has the bridge closed.



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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 09:37

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 09:37
Thanks AJ, we drove over that bridge.

Has the low rail bridge near the entrance to the park been dismantled yet?

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Follow Up By: Member - A J- Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:43

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:43
Gone Bush - no it is still standing - talk about it being removed in the near future.


It is low for some caravans which makes them do the block. It would have been too low for your Trakmaster and Bushtracker.



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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:50

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:50
Yes, it was the BT behind us. We turned the corner at the lights and got quite a shock.

Had to make a U turn and go around the block.

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Reply By: Madfisher - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 22:11

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 22:11
Wyangala now at 7.3%, shame some idiot has released another feral fish in their Redfin, they carry the EHN virus which will wipe the poor old Macquarie perch out.
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