Innamincka flooding update

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 21:31
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Thanks again to Vic Widman and Wrightsair for the pix below. The gauge in front of the road restrictions sign is reading about 11metres but the road's still open to 4WD!! The Burke and Wills Bridge is more than 1 metre underwater which was the peak. Notice the 4WD on the southern bank, wonder how he got there?....WImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Member - GREENDOG - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 21:39

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 21:39
Bloody fantastic pic's,cheers GREENDOG
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 21:51

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 21:51
The first time I ever saw the Burke and Wills Bridge, the water was just below the road level. People I have spoken to over the past 10 years or so since that event, have looked at me sceptically because they didn't believe the water could have been that high. At the time, the causeway at Innaminka was just over 6 meters.

We were still quite okay to drive on most roads at that time because although the Cooper was in flood, the area itself had not had any rain; so the tracks were all dry.

Conversely, my second visit there was the opposite story. The tracks were all muddy due to local rain (and they were closed once we got there), but the Cooper was only a trickle at the causeway and could be crossed without difficulty. We actually pulled up half way across and washed off some of the thick mud we'd accumulated on the trip.

It's a funny ol' country, eh???? !!!!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 23:33

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 23:33
Funny how you didnt mention last time you were there, and all you saw was the cab of the volvo rescue truck when you broke the trol, hahaha funny that!!!

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Reply By: Member - Tony Z (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 22:14

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 22:14
Great pics. We missed out on going there last year due to Camper Trailer problems in NT, but will be trying to get out there later in the year (sept) if all this water has moved on. Can only hpe with all these cyclones hanging around
Keep us appraised of the situation Warrie
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 22:55

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 22:55
Hi Warrie
Thanks again for more great pictures. It is just so hard to comprehend that much water.

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 23:11

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 23:11
Hi Warrie, great pics, certainly different to what it was in Sept 2008 when we went over the bridge. I will try to put up a couple of pics of that time. Here goes!

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 06:55

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 06:55
Thanks for the great Pic's Warrie.
We were there last Easter...what a difference!

Cheers
Alex
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Reply By: B1B2 - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 09:33

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 09:33
G'day Warrie,
Thank for posting the pics. Nothing like shots of places you have actually seen. I planned on going that way again in May, I may need to revise the planned track.

Cheers,
Bill
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Reply By: StormyKnight - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 14:21

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 14:21
If you look at the tree in the flooded photos, near the bridge, it seems to be the same one in the under the bridge photos just on the other side of the bridge...

Just shows how deep that water is there!
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Reply By: Member - Sheepie (NSW) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 17:18

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 17:18
Great to see these - I've got a pic of the bridge when we were there in July '08 and it definately doesn't look like that!

How does the Dig Tree itself go when there's floods? I'm guessing that's underwater as well?

Any pics of the camping area at Innamincka?
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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 17:24

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 17:24
Yep the whole area is under water. There were some shots the other night on the news here in SA.
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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 20:52

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 20:52
Evening all, for even more pix of the flooding check out the slideshow on the Lyndhurst hotel site. http://www.lyndhursthotel.com.au/
I would imagine that your travel plans for Easter and the school hols and beyond are somewhat disrupted. Will the Strzelecki crossing go under and when will any roads around Innamincka reopen? Cheers... WHome page
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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 21:59

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 21:59
Fantastic pictures. Unbelievable amount ow water. That is going to take some time to dry out.
Wayne B
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