Management of Menindee Lakes
Issue 4 – 24 February 2012
Major flood flows were generated from northern NSW and southern Queensland catchments during January and are making their way into the Darling River. The NSW Office of Water and State Water Corporation are continuing to manage flood operations at Menindee Lakes in anticipation of the impending substantial inflows. Two significant flood peaks are approaching Bourke; from the east (Barwon River) and from the north Culgoa/Bokhara River systems). They are forecast to merge during the first week of March, with the Barwon River flows expected to arrive slightly earlier than those from the Queensland Rivers. The scale of this event at Bourke and downstream is expected to be at least the peak level of 13.