Current Musing: Murray River Summit to Source to Sea (In Progress)
Cairn at top of mt kosciuszko

Darling River

ETA Unknown

Map with 100 hazard and warning icons all over it

Rain, even flooding... Maybe, maybe, maybe, is this trip really possible?

Condamine River

Latest River Heights for the Condamine-Balonne, Maranoa Rivers. Wallam/Mungallala Creeks and tributaries.
QLD Government Water Monitoring Information Portal

Key Waypoints

  • 0 km

    Source

    Date eta unknown    Elevation 781m
    Coordinates 28° 13' 53.0" S, 152° 28' 56.3" E

    green paddocks with gully Clifts sticking out of the forest

    Spring near the main range.

    Intentions are hike the road down to the first crossing where you can put in a boat in high flow. I deferred this short hike to try and maximise the high flows currently in the gorge.

    Sometime I'll be back to walk this and maybe hike Mount Superbus (1,375m) that towers over the source and is South East Queensland's highest peak.

    Even in flooding, the upper 10 km is not traversable via any form of watercraft and runs through private farmland. Please respect the farmer and the farms biosecurity and do not walk across their land.

  • 12.8 km

    First Crossing

    Date 15 Feb 2020    Distance between locations 13 km    Elevation 650m
    Coordinates 28° 13' 53.0" S, 152° 28' 56.3" E

    River rapids

    Planning to put the inflatable kayak in here.

    River Height for Condamine R at The Head

    Kayak with heavy load

    Two hours with a river height of 2.23m made for nice journey down the upper gorge. Waking up the next day to a noticeable lower level of 2.08m was still pleasant paddling experience with enough control to stop for barbwire fences that were common in the lower sections!

    Levels under 1.5m are likely to become difficult to paddle the bouldery sections of the gorge.

  • 33.8 km

    Killarney

    Date 16 Feb 2020    Distance between locations 21 km    Elevation 508m
    Coordinates 28° 20' 17.2" S, 152° 17' 43.1" E
    Population 954    General Store

    Logs blocking river

    From here to Warwick will determine the feasibility of this trip.

    River Height for Condamine R at Brosnans Barn (28°19'56.0"S 152°18'51.2"E)

    Kayak with rips to canvas

    Falling river height from 0.98m to 0.64m was pleasant but the decreased flow was definitely slower. It was easy enough to control the kayak around the million log jams from the recent floods.

    From what would best be described as a narrow deep drainage ditch below Killarney, the river started to open up around Murrays Bridge (~half way to Warwick).

    Cease to flow level
    0.36m
    Catchment area
    92 sq. km
    Coordinates
    28° 19' 56.0" S, 152° 18' 51.2" E
    Minor Flood
    3m
    Moderate Flood
    4m
    Major Flood
    5m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan09240615937
    Feb01819103468
    Mar02119552205
    Apr01826076169
    May01824048074
    Jun01914403578
    Jul01612342756
    Aug0126311078
    Sep010515374
    Oct0175311454
    Nov0247121315
    Dec03811706534
    Daily Flow Percentiles
    PercentileHeight (m)Flow (Cumecs)Known Trips
    Min 0 0
    1 0.04 0
    5 0.06 0
    10 0.31 0.01
    25 0.41 0.06
    50 0.48 0.19
    75 0.58 0.63
    90 0.81 2.71
    95 1.17 6.91
    99 2.49 38.60 Davison, 2020
    Max 6.46 278.50
    Rough Height Guidelines
    Mostly flatwater ponds will retain water well after the flow stops, however significant portages maybe required to connect the ponds. Higher risk of polluted water and blue-green algae outbreaks.
    Mostly flatwater paddling with a gentle current. Listen out for fords, weirs and dams that range from 15cm to 2.5m in height.
    Minor flood at 3m. Likely risky with such a high flow in a narrow log clogged creek.
    Moderate flood at 4m and Major flood at 5m. Likely extremely dangerous.
  • 104 km

    Warwick

    Date 19 Feb 2020    Distance between locations 70 km    Elevation 447m
    Coordinates 28° 12' 32.0" S, 152° 2' 16.4" E
    Population 15,380    Supermarket(s)

    Bridge

    Last major supply pickup before Chinchilla, which is 426 km downstream. Expecting some supplies at Cecil Plains with maybe a side trip to Dalby if required.

    River Height for Condamine R at Warwick
    Climate statistics for Warwick

    Brown snake hidden in the vegetation

    River felt like it had dropped to a more "normal" level with a healthy rainfall at 0.91m, as opposed to no rain for years. Crossings and weirs made for mostly flatwater paddling and minimal assistance from the flow. Leaving Warwick could result in less weirs making the flow more important.

    Other possible towns on the way to Cecil Plains seem very limited and off the track:

    Millmerran

    Coordinates 27° 52' 44.1" S, 151° 16' 9.5" E
    Population 1,563    Supermarket(s)

    13.2km SW along Gore Hwy

    Medium flows are highest between Febuary and August (37 to 54 ML/day), but significant rain events are likely to occur between December and May.

    Cease to flow level
    0.69m
    Catchment area
    1360 sq. km
    Coordinates
    28° 12' 51.5" S, 152° 2' 54.7" E
    Minor Flood
    5m
    Moderate Flood
    6m
    Major Flood
    7m
    Daily Flow Percentiles
    PercentileHeight (m)Flow (Cumecs)Known Trips
    Min -0.10 0
    1 -0.06 0
    5 0.12 0
    10 0.40 0
    25 0.73 0.03
    50 0.82 0.37
    75 0.94 1.64
    90 1.21 7.67
    95 1.63 23.47
    99 3.46 152.18
    Max 8.33 1,519.39
    Rough Height Guidelines
    Mostly flatwater ponds will retain water well after the flow stops, however significant portages maybe required to connect the ponds.
    Mostly flatwater paddling without any noticable current. Stay alert for any fords, weirs and dams that could require portages.
    Flooding.
  • 326 km

    Cecil Plains

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 222 km    Elevation 355m
    Coordinates 27° 32' 1.3" S, 151° 12' 14.8" E
    Population 429    General Store

    Tiny general store in town.

    Assuming the main river course is best. The north branch does not go past Cecil Plains.

    River Height for Condamine R at Cecil Plains
    River Height for North Condamine R at Lone Pine

    Cease to flow level
    3.66m
    Catchment area
    7795 sq. km
    Coordinates
    27° 32' 1.2" S, 151° 12' 11.9" E
    Minor Flood
    6m
    Moderate Flood
    7m
    Major Flood
    8m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan0321728141174
    Feb0641939133981
    Mar064109276741
    Apr0401025129278
    May0381163119879
    Jun040843102486
    Jul05256081601
    Aug05935968791
    Sep01920521981
    Oct01146468577
    Nov01263497509
    Dec0301238145244

    Cease to flow level
    1.81m
    Catchment area
    710 sq. km
    Coordinates
    27° 40' 8.5" S, 151° 20' 48.2" E
    Minor Flood
    3.5m
    Moderate Flood
    4m
    Major Flood
    5m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan01949199
    Feb04563279
    Mar01503175
    Apr006311916
    May008418854
    Jun00395489
    Jul00214133
    Aug008979
    Sep00182376
    Oct00101163
    Nov005611072
    Dec0214237686
  • 387 km

    Loudoun Weir, Dalby

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 62 km    Elevation 328m
    Coordinates 27° 13' 26.4" S, 151° 11' 3.5" E
    Population 12,719    Supermarket(s)

    10 km from Dalby.

    River Height for Condamine R at Loudoun Br
    Climate statistics for Dalby Airport

    Cease to flow level
    1.78m
    Catchment area
    12380 sq. km
    Coordinates
    27° 13' 30.4" S, 151° 11' 8.6" E
    Minor Flood
    2.5m
    Moderate Flood
    3.5m
    Major Flood
    5.5m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan0132001146441
    Feb0561971107248
    Mar02299039735
    Apr0191044113537
    May029110996583
    Jun02658081857
    Jul02339950906
    Aug03029350207
    Sep06 29724394
    Oct00 23851471
    Nov01385963953
    Dec0341478236045
  • 530 km

    Chinchilla Weir

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 143 km    Elevation 298m
    Coordinates 26° 48' 2.9" S, 150° 34' 39.0" E
    Population 6,612    Supermarket(s)

    7 km from town.

    River Height for Condamine R at Chinchilla Weir TW (downstream)

    Cease to flow level
    0.74m
    Catchment area
    19190 sq. km
    Coordinates
    26° 48' 0.4" S, 150° 34' 29.8" E
    Minor Flood
    6m
    Moderate Flood
    8m
    Major Flood
    10m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan0583635363899
    Feb0983779136436
    Mar044162993379
    Apr0351635242238
    May0361801188716
    Jun0241040186348
    Jul031735117184
    Aug042478110077
    Sep02036526861
    Oct01325524053
    Nov0171120107990
    Dec0462192293673
  • 615 km

    Condamine

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 86 km    Elevation 274m
    Coordinates 26° 55' 33.6" S, 150° 7' 50.5" E
    Population 384    General Store

    Maybe a small general store.

    River Height for Condamine R at Condamine Township

    Cease to flow level
    ?m
    Minor Flood
    5m
    Moderate Flood
    7m
    Major Flood
    8m
  • 723 km

    Dogwood Creek

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 107 km    Elevation 261m
    Coordinates 27° 3' 21.6" S, 149° 37' 32.9" E

    Balonne River starts where the Condamine and Dogwood rivers join.

    River Height for Condamine R at Cotswold
    River Height for Balonne R at Warkon

Balonne, Bokhara and Barwon Rivers

ETA Unknown

Flat dry and hot...

Key Waypoints

  • 723 km

    Dogwood Creek

  • 826 km

    Surat

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 103 km    Elevation 241m
    Coordinates 27° 8' 60.0" S, 149° 4' 23.5" E
    Population 407    General Store

    Small general store

    River Height for Balonne R at Surat (Auto)

    Cease to flow level
    2.88m
    Catchment area
    47250 sq. km
    Coordinates
    27° 9' 0.2" S, 149° 3' 49.7" E
    Minor Flood
    4.8m
    Moderate Flood
    6.8m
    Major Flood
    8.8m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan012014839395090
    Feb05746830108877
    Mar0957270231164
    Apr051137639168
    May082436724
    Jun0101082364
    Jul032648226
    Aug00933059
    Sep0585830469
    Oct0094825682
    Nov004629825
    Dec03475027130357
  • 1,005 km

    St George

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 180 km    Elevation 196m
    Coordinates 28° 2' 37.7" S, 148° 34' 0.8" E
    Population 2,395    Supermarket(s)

    Foodworks and IGA in town

    River Height for Balonne R at St George
    Climate statistics for St George Airport

    Cease to flow level
    1.00m
    Catchment area
    75370 sq. km
    Coordinates
    28° 3' 40.9" S, 148° 33' 48.9" E
    Minor Flood
    6m
    Moderate Flood
    8m
    Major Flood
    10m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan01268015637
    Feb0227903481084
    Mar01484869801
    Apr0298142517371
    May0611782555
    Jun0651461119
    Jul052383596
    Aug0674432
    Sep01161140187
    Oct0022415157
    Nov0002
    Dec03156965
  • 1,079 km

    Culgoa River Head

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 74 km    Elevation 177m
    Coordinates 28° 25' 44.0" S, 148° 16' 15.6" E

    Culgoa River is 489 km and rejoins the Barwon River to form the Darling River. Single supply point and 108 km to Bourke after joining the Darling River. Bokhara has multiple towns that could be used for supplies.

    What way to go???? Initially thought the Bokhara was the best choice, but the Culgoa River appears to have the best overall flow, when there is water.

    Dirranbandi

    Elevation 172m
    Coordinates 28° 35' 59.3" S, 148° 12' 31.3" E
    Population 640    General Store

    Foodworks in town. This is 13.5 km along Bollon Dirrabdbandi Rd if taking the Culgoa River, about 33 km from the rivers head.
    Hebel, QLD

    Elevation 153m
    Coordinates 28° 58' 9.5" S, 147° 47' 49.2" E
    Population 149    General Store

    Small store. ~100 km downstream from Dirranbandi if on the Bokhara (super rough estimate). This is 28 km along Woolerbilla Rd if taking the Culgoa River, about 123 km from the rivers head.
    Goodooga, NSW

    Elevation 142m
    Coordinates 29° 6' 40.7" S, 147° 26' 52.4" E
    Population 247    General Store

    ~50 km downstream from Hebel if on the Bokhara (super rough estimate). This is 15 km along Goodooga Brenda Rd if taking the Culgoa River, about 190 km from the rivers head.

    Gauges at the border

    This gauge is just below the split.

    Cease to flow level
    1.90m
    Catchment area
    79330 sq. km
    Coordinates
    28° 25' 53.2" S, 148° 16' 10.6" E
    Minor Flood
    3.5m
    Moderate Flood
    5m
    Major Flood
    5.8m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan0138237537010
    Feb0155293139902
    Mar0156221337071
    Apr049105231740
    May030122432576
    Jun01174232078
    Jul01557528640
    Aug01251931814
    Sep01056131305
    Oct0521614608
    Nov0366818141
    Dec081158531854

    The Balonne River diverges into the Bokhara and Ballandool Rivers.

    Cease to flow level
    1.57m
    Catchment area
    80030 sq. km
    Coordinates
    28° 58' 9.8" S, 147° 47' 50.3" E
    Minor Flood
    ?m
    Moderate Flood
    ?m
    Major Flood
    ?m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan0833211099
    Feb01839613493
    Mar01232610151
    Apr001313326
    May002089208
    Jun001798166
    Jul001286359
    Aug00855431
    Sep00602546
    Oct00381706
    Nov00701574
    Dec001443529

    The Balonne River diverges into the Bokhara and Ballandool Rivers.

    Cease to flow level
    0.0m
    Catchment area
    80190 sq. km
    Coordinates
    28° 56' 15.5" S, 147° 45' 8.5" E
    Minor Flood
    3m
    Moderate Flood
    3.5m
    Major Flood
    4m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan0133113581
    Feb0541118603
    Mar01031212876
    Apr00843756
    May0024315758
    Jun0020813987
    Jul001219865
    Aug00746433
    Sep00382801
    Oct00211619
    Nov00421683
    Dec001063938

    Narran River diverges off the Balonne River south of Dirranbandi.

    Cease to flow level
    0.0m
    Catchment area
    80110 sq. km
    Coordinates
    28° 50' 24.6" S, 148° 3' 8.9" E
    Minor Flood
    4.8m
    Moderate Flood
    4.5m
    Major Flood
    3.5m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax
    Jan0161614106462
    Feb0171627109793
    Mar017115849674
    Apr0037730599
    May0058830349
    Jun0042227820
    Jul0028618777
    Aug0026923782
    Sep0019211552
    Oct00808112
    Nov002236780
    Dec0052411150
  • 1,350 km

    Weilmoringle

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 280 km    Elevation 125m
    Coordinates 29° 14' 55.7" S, 146° 55' 30.4" E
    Population 90    General Store

    Tiny town in the middle of nowhere! Small Post Office / General store and maybe a petrol station.

    Latest River Heights for Culgoa R at Weilmoringle

    Cease to flow level
    1.7m
    Minor Flood
    5.2m
    Major Flood
    5.8m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMaxNo Flow (%)
    Jan0221,27847,02541.9
    Feb01051,96451,72934.5
    Mar01121,36327,13629.9
    Apr0376968,56235.9
    May0983828,76639.4
    Jun0368922,67745.6
    Jul0041911,91850.3
    Aug0031011,13249.3
    Sep0029111,40852.3
    Oct002118,70157.7
    Nov002935,21661.8
    Dec005918,04755.8
  • 1,515 km

    Darling River Head

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 165 km    Elevation 114m
    Coordinates 29° 57' 29.5" S, 146° 18' 28.4" E

    The Barwon and Culgoa Rivers merge to form the Darling River.

Darling River

ETA Unknown

Onto the Murray

Bill, et al, done this leg in sea kayaks in 2017. High flows flushed the system, and they paddled the system with 380ML per day to Menindee and 220ML below. A couple snags were mentioned in the lower section. They took 58 days from Brewarrina to Wentworth

NSW Water we had been assured in previous years if there was any flow at all, even a mere trickle of 10-20ML a day, the river would be navigable its full length because of the weirs.

Key Waypoints

  • 1,515 km

    Darling River Head

  • 1,597 km

    Bourke

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 83 km    Elevation 108m
    Coordinates 29° 55' 31.8" S, 146° 41' 60.0" E
    Population 1,824    Supermarket(s)

    IGA in town

    Avoid leaving your gear unattended here (RK).

    Latest River Heights for Darling R at Bourke
    Climate statistics for Bourke Airport AWS

    Cease to flow level
    3.92m
    Minor Flood
    9.5m
    Moderate Flood
    11.4m
    Major Flood
    12.7m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax0 Flow (%)
    Jan09738,304443,79815.3
    Feb01,00411,895374,75410.4
    Mar01,36015,640500,9316.8
    Apr01,0256,702112,2314.5
    May07266,950137,2204.5
    Jun07417,332160,4664.8
    Jul08795,550106,6682.8
    Aug08886,670126,9044.0
    Sep06688,166231,2509.7
    Oct05486,490219,76314.4
    Nov06693,66742,43513.9
    Dec09505,35476,14416.5
  • 1,802 km

    Louth

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 205 km    Elevation 91m
    Coordinates 30° 32' 5.7" S, 145° 6' 50.8" E
    Population 43

    The community has a pub that serves as a cafe and store.

    Latest River Heights for Darling R at Louth

    Cease to flow level
    1.21m
    Catchment area
    489300 sq. km
    Coordinates
    Minor Flood
    8.6m
    Moderate Flood
    10m
    Major Flood
    12m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax0 Flow (%)
    Jan04625,495230,24428.6
    Feb01,35110,252326,59725.0
    Mar01,63415,571360,38113.6
    Apr01,01110,964287,07115.6
    May02593,603153,85720.5
    Jun01844,074165,27625.4
    Jul02654,880197,91220.1
    Aug04636,472260,78616.4
    Sep04863,752113,08414.5
    Oct02854,870207,42224.0
    Nov01824,06655,41331.3
    Dec03584,31161,94031.9
  • 1,970 km

    Tilpa

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 168 km    Elevation 80m
    Coordinates 30° 56' 13.7" S, 144° 25' 3.2" E
    Population 44    General Store

    Tiny town with pub, store and petrol station.

    Latest River Heights for Darling R at Tilpa

    Cease to flow level
    0.18m
    Catchment area
    502500 sq. km
    Coordinates
    30° 56' 4.2" S, 144° 25' 16.4" E
    Minor Flood
    9m
    Moderate Flood
    10.5m
    Major Flood
    11.5m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax0 Flow (%)
    Jan05227,97671,81523.4
    Feb04117,59267,19823.2
    Mar099111,390125,61215.8
    Apr06426,01995,6649.3
    May06232,13627,4165.6
    Jun44571,98930,7320.0
    Jul04241,28928,2061.6
    Aug03932,26654,1294.2
    Sep02154,953104,3497.7
    Oct02185,822115,34211.5
    Nov01134,02870,47410.1
    Dec01993,73354,83514.2
  • 2,241 km

    Wilcannia

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 271 km    Elevation 66m
    Coordinates 31° 33' 35.6" S, 143° 22' 46.3" E
    Population 549    General Store

    Apparently petty crime issues in Wilcannia (RK).

    Latest River Heights for Darling R at Wilcannia
    Climate statistics for Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS

    Cease to flow level
    -0.19m
    Catchment area
    569800 sq. km
    Coordinates
    31° 33' 35.6" S, 143° 22' 45.8" E
    Minor Flood
    9m
    Moderate Flood
    9.7m
    Major Flood
    10.4m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax0 Flow (%)
    Jan09384,61030,33617.7
    Feb07295,78451,37614.9
    Mar01,8018,06867,1989.3
    Apr01,1397,69268,4936.3
    May08615,60756,8713.3
    Jun06785,25447,9652.2
    Jul07505,49445,2382.3
    Aug09325,54041,6501.4
    Sep06885,08837,8362.2
    Oct05335,44543,4498.9
    Nov04054,16740,94116.4
    Dec06784,12827,05920.1
  • 2,559 km

    Menindee

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 318 km    Elevation 62m
    Coordinates 32° 23' 52.0" S, 142° 24' 48.0" E
    General Store

    Latest River Heights for Darling R at Menindee Town
    Latest River Heights for Darling R at Menindee Weir 32
    Climate statistics for Menindee Post Office

    Cease to flow level
    2.18 m
    Catchment area
    569600 sq. km
    Coordinates
    32° 23' 44.2" S, 142° 25' 7.9" E
    Minor Flood
    8.50 m
    Moderate Flood
    9.10 m
    Major Flood
    9.70 m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax0 Flow (%)
    Jan02,2174,11233,3082.2
    Feb01,3974,31336,1162.5
    Mar07085,58187,8051.2
    Apr03736,028126,1761.7
    May02944,831121,9930.7
    Jun02262,80031,7082.2
    Jul02142,93544,2001.8
    Aug02293,39043,8411.3
    Sep02853,96938,6461.0
    Oct03794,00846,4681.8
    Nov06213,86342,6072.2
    Dec01,3844,56325,9952.2
  • 2,854 km

    Pooncarie

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 295 km    Elevation 48m
    Coordinates 33° 23' 7.9" S, 142° 34' 1.8" E
    Population 166    General Store

    Wikipedia suggested a store, maybe supplies at the pub?

    Latest River Heights for Darling R at Pooncarie
    Climate statistics for Pooncarie Mail Agency

    Cease to flow level
    0.63 m
    Catchment area
    611000 sq. km
    Coordinates
    33° 23' 14.8" S, 142° 34' 11.6" E
    Minor Flood
    6.8m
    Moderate Flood
    7.6m
    Major Flood
    8.7m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax0 Flow (%)
    Jan01,9804,03218,9003.4
    Feb02,2294,39318,9293.6
    Mar02,7034,65219,3612.3
    Apr02,3184,87427,7352.3
    May01,9734,68921,2412.3
    Jun01,4533,45819,5052.3
    Jul01,2053,56118,8933.0
    Aug01,8634,54119,2982.5
    Sep01,9774,76820,0351.2
    Oct02,1094,48719,5521.2
    Nov01,7873,99718,7911.8
    Dec01,6994,18118,1502.6
  • 3,012 km

    Ellerslie / Palinyewah

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 158 km    Elevation 40m
    Coordinates 33° 50' 36.5" S, 142° 0' 45.7" E

    Ellerslie is a small citrus-growing community. Likely no shops etc.

  • 3,092 km

    Wentworth

    Date eta unknown    Distance between locations 80 km    Elevation 34m
    Coordinates 34° 6' 38.4" S, 141° 54' 12.8" E
    Population 1,248    Supermarket(s)

    Two large slow moving rivers joining together

    The finish line or just the start of something new?

    Latest River Heights for Murray R at Wentworth Lock 10
    Climate statistics for Miuldura Airport (just upstream on the Murray)

    Cease to flow level
    22.97 m
    Catchment area
    906000 sq. km
    Coordinates
    34° 6' 38.5" S, 141° 54' 14.6" E
    Minor Flood
    32.08m
    Moderate Flood
    32.68m
    Major Flood
    33.88m
    Daily Flow Volume Summary (ML)
    MonthMinMediumMeanMax0 Flow (%)
    Jan7527,47511,84983,4850.0
    Feb8557,26710,39390,1970.0
    Mar8286,1268,94576,6070.0
    Apr8456,9959,92566,0870.0
    May8617,89310,69258,6020.0
    Jun7948,00512,05458,9620.0
    Jul1,0549,45315,78475,0070.0
    Aug87011,04920,85680,8190.0
    Sep87415,58925,691112,6550.0
    Oct79311,17125,085119,3830.0
    Nov74010,87225,159140,4840.0
    Dec8299,63018,929105,6330.0

National

Queensland

New South Wales

Too late to assist me, but here are some key facts from the flooding in Feb 2020. There was an initial rain event that caused a major flood event around Dalby, and a second event a week later that caused higher flows around the source.

This second event at the Head took about 12 hrs from the peak seen at Killarney (Brosnans Barn) to reach Warwick. Due to continued flooding around Dalby, it is difficult to see when this water started to affect downstream stations, but approx. 1 to 2 days to affect Cecil Weir. From here this second event appeared to have no to little effect to the primary flooding event.

Brosnans Barn, peaked 20:00:00 13/02/2020

  • Prior: 0.36m
  • Peak: 1.85m (below minor 3m)
  • +12 hr: 1.35m
  • +24 hr: 1.09m
  • +36 hr: 0.97m
  • +48 hr: 0.87m
  • +60 hr: 0.75m

Warwick, peaked 07:00:00 14/02/2020

  • Prior: -0.06m
  • Peak: 2.09m (below minor 5m)
  • +12 hr: 1.78m
  • +24 hr: 1.57m
  • +36 hr: 1.41m
  • +48 hr: 1.26m
  • +60 hr: 1.15m

From Dalby down, there was a bigger rain event in their catchment.

Loudouns Bridge, Dalby. Peaked 19:00:00 12/02/2020

  • Prior: 1.55m
  • Rising: 14:00:00 09/02/2020
  • Minor: 16:00:00 09/02/2020 (2.5m)
  • Moderate: 20:00:00 09/02/2020 (3.5m)
  • Peak: 4.75m (moderate flood)
  • +1 day: 4.49m
  • +2 day: 3.93m
  • +3 day: 3.22m
  • +4 day: 3.02m
  • +5 day: 2.99m
  • +6 day: 2.60m
  • +7 day: 2.20m

Chinchilla, peaked 13:00:00 14/02/2020. 1 day 18 hrs after Dalby (143 km away). Speed 3.4 km/hr.

  • Prior: 1.03m
  • Rising: 21:00:00 07/02/2020
  • Minor: 00:00:00 12/02/2020 (6m)
  • Moderate: 23:00:00 12/02/2020 (8m)
  • Major: 22:00:00 13/02/2020 (10m)
  • Peak: 10.65m
  • +1 day: 10.14m
  • +2 day: 9.05m
  • +3 day: 7.59m
  • +4 day: 5.11m
  • +5 day: 3.31m
  • +6 day: 2.34m
  • +7 day: 1.49m

Condamine, peaked 16/02/2020 9:00:00 PM. 2 days 8 hrs after Chinchilla (85 km away). Speed 1.5 km/hr.

Surat. Maybe peaked today at 03:00:00 23/02/2020. 6 days 6 hrs after Condamine (211 km away). Speed 1.4 km/hr.

  • Prior: 2.86m
  • Rising: 08:00:00 07/02/2020
  • Minor: 16:00:00 10/02/2020 (4.8m)
  • Moderate: 15:00:00 15/02/2020 (6.8m)
  • Major: 18:00:00 20/02/2020 (8.8m)
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St. George

  • Prior: 0.76m
  • Rising: 13:00:00 11/02/2020
  • Minor: 13:00:00 22/02/2020 (6m)
  • Moderate: 03:00:00 23/02/2020 (8m)
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Bourke

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  • Minor: ? (9.5m)
  • Moderate: ? (11.4m)
  • Major: ? (12.7m)
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Louth

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  • Minor: ? (8.6m)
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Tilpa

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Wilcannia

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  • Minor: ? (9m)
  • Moderate: ? (9.7m)
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Menindee

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  • Rising: ?
  • Minor: ? (8.5m)
  • Moderate: ? (9.1m)
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Pooncarie

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  • Rising: ?
  • Minor: ? (6.8m)
  • Moderate: ? (7.6m)
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Wentworth

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  • Minor: ? (32.08m)
  • Moderate: ? (32.68m)
  • Major: ? (33.88m)
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