The Barwon Darling is in flood again

Menindee properties dealt with heavy rains last year.

Heavy rains in Queensland and along the Darling Barwon River system have resulted in a late flood coming down the river.

Darling Barwon River usually floods in spring with waters reaching Wilcannia and Menindee in summer.

Recent rainfall upstream of Mungindi, combined with the floodwaters from Queensland, has caused moderate flooding at Mungindi, with major flooding possible this week.

Mungindi is the first town in New South Wales on the Barwon River below Queensland.

The Willara Crossing has minor flooding with 1.3 metres predicted and is expected to stay so for some time.

Meteorology services are waiting for the peak to pass Willara before predicting the effect at Waanaring.

Travelling up north
If you are travelling to the Corner Country or the Channel Country check road conditions first.

Recent rains have not only seen more water pass over the border but also along the Diamantina, Coopers and Georgina Rivers which feed into Lake Eyre.

Lake Eyre has been resplendent this season with pelicans, fish and stunning waterscapes from floodwaters in summer.

Major flooding is occurring along the Coopers. The Cooper Creek at Windorah (Main Channel) is currently at 5.78 metres and falling slowly, with major flooding expected to last the next few days and into the weekend.

The Diamantina River at Diamantina Lakes is in flood at 3.19 metres above the level of the causeway on the Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road, the level is easing with the water going further south.

No current river level readings are available for the Diamantina River at Birdsville, but the river level is expected to be around 2.0 metres (below minor) and rising based on readings from a nearby automatic gauge.

Minor flooding may occur at Birdsville during the next few days.

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