Block Dam at Menindee fully submerged

The flood waters are beginning to make a major impact at Menindee with the water levels the highest they’ve been in years.

One of the most popular spots to fish, Block Dam, is fully submerged and at levels not seen since the 80s.

The water is up to the top camping ground and over the fish cleaning station.

Menindee town level is at 8.41 metres as of Tuesday morning.

Official minor flooding level is 8.5m.

Menindee may reach 8.9 m by the end of this week.

Areas that may be affected include Crick Park, Racecourse Road, Pooncarie Road, McInnes Road and Irrigation Road.

Wilcannia is at 8.32m and could exceed minor flood levels by mid January.

Tilpa may be cut off by road with major flooding possible by the third week in January according to the State Emergency Service (SES).

SES are advising tourists to reconsider travel plans and suggest that before travelling to towns along the Darling / Barwon River check road conditions as many could be affected by floods

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