Management of Menindee Lakes 2011-2012 Issue 6 – 23 March 2012

High flows generated from major floods in northern NSW and southern Queensland catchments during January
have merged and around 4,400 gigalitres has passed through Bourke so far in this event. The peak reached Tilpa
this week with the Darling River rising to a peak of 12.9 meters and a flow of 130,000 megalitres per day. Peak
flows are expected to reach Wilcannia in about 10 to 12 days time and arrive at Menindee in mid-April. The NSW
Office of Water and State Water Corporation are continuing to manage operations at Menindee Lakes in
anticipation of the forecast inflows.

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