Warburton Crossing - SA

  River Crossing

Position

DEG: -27.06254 138.776733
DMS: 27º 03' 45.14" S 138º 46' 36.24" E
UTM: 54 J 7004691mN 279508mE
Altitude: 18.8m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - River Crossing

Location

872.28kms North of Adelaide

Address & Contact

Birdsville Track
Innamincka SA 5731
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Just 8km west of the Birdsville Track the Warburton Track crosses the Warburton Creek. This is the critical southern entry/exit to the Simpson desert. High water levels have kept the crossing closed in 2009 and 10 with 2011 likely to be a repeat. Open in 2015. 2018 looked good until big rains in Qld in early March sent floodwaters downstream. Gauge 3 km downstream got to 3.4 m deep by May then down to 0.74 m by Sept.
2019 as of March has an even bigger flood on the way. Water cut the crossing on 14th rising from zero to a level of 5 m in 2 days and peaking at 5.7m. Lake Eyre Yacht Club having a sail starting here and down to Kalamurina in mid April.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Birdsville at 16/05:30pm EST
Distance from Warburton Crossing 141.35km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
43.3°C37.5°C7%0.1°C1005.2hPa0.0mmSE20km/hr
11knots
32km/hr
17knots

Closest Climatic Station

Birdsville Airport
Distance from Warburton Crossing 141.35km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.238.135.231.825.621.121.824.729.932.936.038.5
Mean Min. °C26.424.721.717.111.27.37.08.713.617.021.223.8
Mean Rain mm20.933.040.51.36.411.85.44.17.211.418.28.4

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