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Submitted: Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 13:56
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Broken Hill was isolated from the rest of the world for a few hours this morning.

150 metres wide stretch of water 45cms deep over the road at Mingary closed the Adelaide Road.
60 metres wide stretch of water over the Menindee Road closed that.
2 areas of the Mildura Road were cut.
Stephens Creek on the Tibooburra Road was running over 2 metres deep at the causeway next to the owl barn (and anyway the Broken Hill - Packsaddle - Tibooburra is closed.
Umberumberka Resevoir overflowed again for thew 5th time in 4 weeks.
Creeks over the Broken Hill - Silverton Road were impassible.
ALL (dirt) roads in the unincorporated area are closed.
Jedo
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 14:08

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 14:08
How good is that!!!!

I also heard that Nine Mile Station had water through the house. They were disappointed the water got to the house but otherwise not too upset.

Having lived in the Hill I know where all that water was. We were there for 4and a half years in the midst of the drought. It must look great with a bit of green about.

Thanks for the update Jedo

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Reply By: Fab72 - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:33

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:33
Slightly off topic but my sister and Hubby own a home at Payneham South (Adelaide) by the name of Umberumberka. Apparently it was built by the founders of Umberumberka station as their "city" home.
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Follow Up By: Marny - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 18:21

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 18:21
There is also an Umberumberka Mine which mined silver located about 5 kays westish of silverton. Also there was the township of umberumberka loacted somewhere near the wall of the resiviour. Cheers marn
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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:38

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:38
The road to Sydney was also closed for a while this morning as well.
Plenty of readings around 80 - 90 mm around the district.

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Reply By: Missi C - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 17:26

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 17:26
Do you know how long it takes from the water from Charleville and St George to travel towards Menindee and surrounds.
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Follow Up By: Marny - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 18:17

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 18:17
With the river as wet as it is i would hazard a guess at 3-4 weeks?
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