COOPER CR

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 20:05
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Just watched Melbourne news tonight, the Cooper is in for some more water by the looks of the floods coming down.
They interviewed the owner of Galoway Station saying that it will do the land great.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:19

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:19
We also saw that.

With that in mind I think we shall delay our Simpson trip a bit. Don't need mud in the desert!!!

Phil
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:46

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:46
The Cooper has no impact on the accessable part of the Simpson desert!

The Georgina catchment area is what floods Eyre Creek, only local rain affects the Desert itself.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:24

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:24
I realise that Jeff.

And nice to catch up with you again. Still working on a loop access around the Charlotte Range on the Idracowra property the other side of Finke to you, near Chamders Pillar. I think I dropped you an email about it. Not sure though.

The problem is that we have to swing south towards SA from Birdsville and for medical reasons I cannot afford any lengthy delays. It would be handy if the Warburton crossing was open as that would give me a day or two extra on the drive before being back here.

Thanks for the advice. We will drop in before the Simpson for a night though. See you then.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:49

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:49
Not a problem Phil, I can appreciate you concern.

The Warburton crossing, if it opens will be a hard slog as it's been closed for the last three years, I'd love to have a go at it as I haven't been that way yet!

Hopefully we don't get another wet like we did lest year (I'm well over mud!) & the desert will be fully accessable!

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 13:28

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 13:28
The flood in the Cooper is only about 5M at Windorah, so is not huge. Will do a lot of good for stations further down the sytem, but at the moment, is not a "ball-tearer".

Also the Diamantina only got to about 3.5 - 4M recently, (@ Diamantina Lakes) so it's impact on Lake Eyre willl be minimal. Haven't heard much from the Georgina side, but doubt if it has been much more than a channel run, at this stage.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mick Shell & 3 girls - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 22:32

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 22:32
we will be at lake Eyre in about 5 weeks should we expect to still see it full?
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 14:35

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 14:35
Not unless a LOT of water comes down the Cooper, Diamantina & Goergina!

Last that I heard is that it's currently at 5%!

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