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No flood but “a big river”

The Bourke Weir is now drowned out as the river rises. Inset: Barwon-Darling Water spokesman Ian Cole. Photo TWH

As floodwaters move down the tributaries of northern NSW and Queensland, river watchers are now expecting a big, sustained flow through the Darling River, but not a major flood.

Spokesman for Barwon-Darling Water, Ian Cole, said that without further rain in the right places of the right catchments, the river would not reach a major food level at Bourke.

“Moderate to major flooding may be expected at Mungindi, Collarenebri and Walgett, but as the river flattens out into the Barwon, and then the Darling River where river channels are deeper and wider, we can expect a healthy flush and good times for water users, but little inconvenience from floods”, Mr Cole said.

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