Good rain, and flows coming down the Barwon-Darling


Ian Cole from Barwon-Darling Water says the recent rain in the catchment will lead to good flows in The Barwon-Darling. Photo supplied

Good flows are expected in the Barwon-Darling River after rainfall throughout the catchment over the weekend and early this week.

A major flood warning was declared on the Gwydir River system on Tuesday after rainfall totals of 50 to 150mms were recorded around Moree on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Major flooding was expected at Moree on Wednesday morning after major flooding also at Gravesend.

Other tributaries of the Barwon-Darling with flood warnings, include the upper Macquarie, the Castlereagh, Macintyre, Weir, Moonie, Balonne, Bulloo, and Warrego Rivers. If rain continues, flooding is also expected on the Whalan and Gil Gil Creeks, the Peel and Namoi Rivers, and the Bogan River.

Spokesman for Barwon-Darling Water Ian Cole told 2WEB that the Barwon-Darling could expect a good flow because of all the rainfall.

“Basically, all the catchments that flow into the Darling are very wet, and any further rain will run off and flow down the rivers.

“If it continues to rain, we can expect a big river, and a flows all the way down to Menindee Lakes and beyond.

“Hopefully, this flow will refill the Menindee Lakes,” Mr Cole said.

Bourke has had had 50mm since Sunday and Brewarrina had 46mms on Monday night.

Notable falls throughout the region include 110mm over two days, Mungindi over 80mms, – Wee Waa 95, Forbes over 100mm, Dubbo 78mm, Cobar 48mm, Collarenebri 72mm, Lightning Ridge 63, – all during Monday and Tuesday.