Southern Riverina news

Peak passes, but still on watch


The flood peak has passed through the Southern Riverina region in both the Murray and Murrumbidg­ee systems, but monitoring of conditions is still continuing.

Any rainfall in the upper catchments could cause renewed flooding in the systems, like is being seen at Torrumbarr­y Weir this week.

In the Murray system, minor flooding is still occurring at Corowa, where the river is at 5.62m and steady.

In the most recent SES bulletin, the Murray River at Tocumwal is listed at being 5.88m and falling.

Berrigan Shire Council says while the river is dropping slightly, the water levels have not receded enough to allow for closures to be lifted. Tocumwal Town Beach and its boat ramp still remain closed.

Walking and cycling trails in Barooga are also still underwater, with reduced speed limits in place on the Stan Collie Causeway to accommodat­e displaced users of these trails.

In the Murrumbidg­ee system, the peak has passed Hay and continues to move downstream.

The Murrumbidg­ee River at Darlington Point is listed as 5.31m and steady.

Both Berrigan Shire and Murrumbidg­ee Council continue to monitor the river levels and advise from relevant authoritie­s.

Any changes to closures will be available on their Facebook pages.

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