Birdsville track without the punt

I drove down the track today, no punt yah !
It was glorious, Birdo paradise.
One thing about this last season it has been rather cooler than usual no flies and mossies are just in some places.
The heat has reved up now but still no flies.
The camping area on the Cooper is still wet but with the dry windy days won't be long before it's dried out.
Goyders Lagoon is filling again but may not last for long as theres not much back up to the flows.
At present the Warburton is around 1m and flowing well but it's going down pretty quick and I doubt if it will land on the Lake as yet.
We will have to see if the next rise gets there in about 3 - 4 weeks.
It all needs much more rain even the Cooper to get the Lake going again, from a fly over the Lake is pretty dry
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jan 23, 2011 at 20:42

Sunday, Jan 23, 2011 at 20:42
Hi Tess

Thanks for the update. I have not spoken to the Dunn's for a couple of weeks, but Jason will be now able to start the fishing out on Lake Hope.

Sounds like it will be another guessing game as to when the next body of water down the Cooper cuts the Birdsville Track again.


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Reply By: Gossy - Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 15:54

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 15:54
Wow. We kayaked across that lake from our camp spot to the Birsdville track. Our paddle couldn't touch the bottom of the lake so amazing how quickly it's dried up.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 18:27

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 18:27
Bugger,

Was planning on a trip up there for Easter, but with the water disappearing I may have to rethink my plans.


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Follow Up By: Cooper Creek King - Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 18:51

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 18:51
Sandman,
The ABC and Transport SA are on top of things and both are reporting that more water is on the way. The amount of water and wether the ferry will be needed is anyone's guess though.
Keep ya fingers crossed.
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Reply By: Teraa - Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 21:57

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 21:57
Yeah it's a pity we have to guess it's ,mainly due to the absence of river indicators the SA side and humnas to check. A local who flew over recently has predicted that Lake Hope might be the only place it gets too unless there's more follow up rain we are defintly having a different season to the last and isn't over yet. I'll check about but I don't think the water has been seen at the back of Mungerannie station yet. A minning company built a bridge over the Cooper pretty cool but I don't think it will work for them if it floods out too much.
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