Darling River Floodwaters are still creating mayhem

The flood peak is still travelling down the Darling River.

Peak waters have passed through Bourke and Tilpa and are going to Menindee.

Menindee Town has remained at 8.40 metres, the minor flood level.

With water and significant rain events occurring, many roads have been closed.

The Central Darling Shire has reported that people must be aware of what roads are still open and which are closed (Road closures can be found on their Facebook page).

They explained that people travelling on closed roads can do extreme damage to the road surface and Central Darling Shire will have to bear the cost of repair.

WaterNSW Executive Manager System Operations, Adrian Langdon said, “WaterNSW team has managed the expected flooding of Menindee township so that it has been minimised, if not eliminated, at least for the time being.”

“This has been accomplished with a release strategy that has also brought water to the Great Darling Anabranch for the first time since 2017 and watered up to 60% of the billabongs and wetlands along the Lower Darling system for the first time in a decade,” Mr Langdon said.

“The local community, local government, the SES, the Commonwealth and State environment agencies and the MDBA have all played a role in what should be recognised as a terrific outcome thus far,” he said.

The website ‘Live traffic NSW’ can be used to check road conditions by placing in origin then destination.

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