Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Rising river starts to slow

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After rising by an average of 10cm per day late last week, the Edward River at Deniliquin seemed to be more stable yesterday.

Rising river levels, created by water released from the Hume Dam and recent rain events, have caused the closure of some Deniliquin boat ramps and walking tracks close to the river.

At 9am yesterday, the Bureau of Meteorolog­y’s rain and river data report has the Edward River at 4.13m.

It was only 1mm higher than at 9am on Sunday.

But in the days preceding that, the river was rising by a noticable amount daily.

At 9am Saturday the river was 4.05m, up from 3.96m at 9am Friday and 3.86m at 9am Thursday.

The river is still below minor flood level, and is listed as ‘‘stable’’ by the BoM.

Minor flood level at Deniliquin is 4.6m, moderate is 7.2m and major is 9.2m.

Localised flooding is expected to continue until such a time river levels drop, and people should steer clear.

Storm hits

Prediction­s of tornado-like weather did in fact hit NSW on Thursday evening.

And while we did experience storm conditions in Deniliquin and district, most of the damage seened to hit in the Armidale region.

Former local and now Northern Tablelands & North West newspapers group editor Laurie Bullock was one of the victims of the ferocious storm — his carport crushing his car, trees downed and power disconnect­ed among other damage.

In Deniliquin however, we did get some hail — which looked more like snow blanketing gardens.

A 100m stretch of road between Deniliquin and Mathoura was also dusted with the frosty stuff.

Some locals even got to work making and pitching snow (hail) balls at one another.

Library reopens

More Edward River Council services will be reopened to the public from this week, following further easing of COVID-19 restrictio­ns.

The library will again be available — from 10am to 4pm on weekdays. It will remain closed Saturdays for the time being.

Council has made the decision to keep the Peppin Heritage Centre closed, in the best interest of its volunteers.

The Visitor Informatio­n Centre service is moving to the old Conargo Shire Council building in End St, not Project HQ on Napier St as previously reported.

QR code check in and masks are required for all visitors to both the library or the visitor informatio­n counter, as well as proof of full vaccinatio­n against COVID.

‘Secret agent’ to be revealed

For the past month, Elders Residentia­l Real Estate has been teasing locals with an announceme­nt that a ‘prominent local’ is joining the team.

Each Friday in its weekly double-page spread Elders has been uncovering a bit more of the person's face and it's certainly had locals talking!

We’re fairly confident most readers would have worked it out by now, but if not, all will be revealed in this Friday’s edition.

If you’d like to get the scoop a little earlier, we believe they were on deck yesterday so you could simply book an appraisal and meet the new staff member in person.

Call Elders Real Estate on 5881 1000 or call into the Cressy St office in Deniliquin.

Sirens sounded

Sirens echoed through the Deniliquin CBD yesterday morning, but thankfully it was a false alarm.

The Deniliquin Fire & Rescue NSW team was dispatched to a fire alarm call out of Moama just after 9am.

But they were turned around again not long after leaving from the station.

 ?? ?? Steve Beckwith was able to make his own ‘‘snowball’’ from hail on Cobb Highway between Mathoura and Deniliquin.
Steve Beckwith was able to make his own ‘‘snowball’’ from hail on Cobb Highway between Mathoura and Deniliquin.

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