Chasing the Flood
Analysis of flood waters on the Darling River
It was difficult to accurately navigate using the maps for Condamine, Balonne and Culgoa rivers due to the frequent twists and turns and complete lack of things to take a bearing on. A GPS device is strongly recommended as an additional navigation aid if you want to accurately track your progress.
In high flows, the river covers the floodplains. Navigation is mainly based on tracking the river gums. I found it best to check my GPS when the river split and the main channel was difficult to distinguish.