Menindee floods again

A screenshot from a drone providing an aerial view of Menindee’s rising water.

Menindee has minor flooding again after flooding earlier this year.

Usually, the far west has high flows once a season, twice is rare, both causing floods is even rarer.

WaterNSW has reported minor flooding along the Darling River at Menindee Town.

WaterNSW now believes inflows to Menindee Lakes will exceed the capacity of the lakes and are responding by increasing the water releases.

The Menindee lakes were at 118 per cent only last month.

Menindee Town River levels may reach 9.00 metres in early June when the releases are stabilised.

The release plan follows consultation with the SES and local communities.

Wilcannia may have minor flooding from the second week in June as floodwaters from the Darling River combine with local rainfall runoff.

The main flood peak is still travelling down the river and has just passed Collarenebri where river levels did not reach the minor flood level (5.80 metres) on Friday 27 May.

Floodwaters from the Culgoa River combined with floodwaters from the Barwon River have caused minor flooding along the Darling River at Bourke.

Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Louth and is expected at Tilpa from early June.

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