More flooding on the Barwon-Darling?


Spokesman for Barwon-Darling Water, Ian Cole, expects good flows down the Barwon-Darling throughout March and April. PHOTO Twh

With landholders still cleaning up after recent flooding on the Barwon Darling River, the sight of the devastation across eastern Australia was probably unnerving.

Although the upper reaches of the Barwon-Darling are likely to see some flooding, the volume of water out west will be nothing like the levels seen earlier this year.

Media Manager at WaterNSW, Tony Webber, said that this time, the Border Rivers around Mungindi will make the biggest contribution to flows down the Barwon Darling.

“The focus has obviously been on the unfortunate events in the northern rivers and Sydney’s west, but there are already some good flows in the upper regions of the Barwon River,” Mr Webber said.

“The Weir, Moonee and Macintyre Rivers are all carrying good volumes that will flow into the Barwon-Darling, so we are seeing good river rises from Mungindi down to Collarenebri and Walgett.


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