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The Darling runs dry – again

Bourke Shire Council General Manager Ross Earl checking river levels near the Bourke Wharf Photo: TWH

Water restrictions tighten

The Darling River is running dry again – just as the weather warms up and usage and evaporation ramp up for a long, hot summer.

Most of the tributaries of the Darling are bone dry and there is precious little flow in the Barwon-Darling from Mungindi on the Queensland border, right down to Wilcannia and beyond to Menindee Lakes.

A small amount of excess regulated water is spilling over the Mungindi weir and there is a tiny flow coming from the bottom of the Macquarie River upstream of Brewarrina, but basically there is no flow from top to bottom.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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