Flood has peaked in Jer­ilderie

Southern Riverina news - - SOUTHERN RIVERINA FLOODS -

The Bil­l­abong Creek at Jer­ilderie is be­lieved to have peaked yes­ter­day and is start­ing to drop.

At the time of go­ing to print yes­ter­day is was just over 2.2m.

Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil gen­eral man­ager Craig Mof­fitt said while it is drop­ping, he said it will be a slow process.

‘‘It is go­ing to be a long and high creek, and we are start­ing to con­sider sand­bag­ging some prop­er­ties — we may not need to but we are con­sid­er­ing it.

‘‘There has been some nui­sance flood­ing around the Jer­ilderie area with some wa­ter across roads but it’s not hav­ing too much of an im­pact.

‘‘There is also still storm wa­ter across some roads, which is caus­ing dam­age.

‘‘There has been ma­jor flood­ing of crops in the area.’’

Mr Mof­fitt said the main threat for the coun­cil area is at Darlington Point but ‘‘not so much Jer­ilderie’’.

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