Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Still rising

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The Edward River at Deniliquin was sitting at just under 4m yesterday, and rising between 8mm and 11mm each day.

While the authoritie­s list the river level as steady, if the rate continues the river will reach its minor flood level of 4.6m in about a week.

By 5pm Monday the river had risen to 3.72m, after being 3.68m at midday.

In the 24 hours to 5pm Tuesday the water had risen to 3.83, and by 5pm Wednesday it was 3.91.

Deniliquin’d Cathy French, who lives near Lawson Syphons and told the PASTORAL TIMES about a large tree being felled by rising flood waters earlier this week, maintains the levels are not ‘steady’ as reported.

Water continues to inundate her family’s property, which could eventually cover their access road.

The SES still has no official flood warning in place for the Edward River, and has reported receding river levels at Corowa and Tocumwal upstream.

It is predicting ‘‘no further flooding is expected in the Murray River downstream of Hume Dam to Tocumwal’’.

At the time of going to print yesterday the Murray River at Tocumwal was 4.17m and listed as steady, down from 5.09m on Sunday. It is dropping by up to 20mm each day.

 ?? ?? ■ Cathy French continues to monitor water inundation on her property daily. This photo was taken on Wednesday, when the river was at about 3.9m. It had risen to almost 4m by yesterday afternoon.
■ Cathy French continues to monitor water inundation on her property daily. This photo was taken on Wednesday, when the river was at about 3.9m. It had risen to almost 4m by yesterday afternoon.
 ?? ?? ■ The western end of Poictiers St, Deniliquin has been closed due to inundation.
■ The western end of Poictiers St, Deniliquin has been closed due to inundation.

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