Published: 24 Nov 2021 | Category:

7 September 2021: Rising river peaks below 6m, set to fall again

The Murrumbidgee River in Wagga has risen 3.5m in the last 48 hours with localised and upstream rainfall making its way through the system.

The river peaked below 6m and will now fall over the next few days.

The outflow from Burrinjuck Dam has increased to 20,000Meg/day in an endeavour to keep the dam at around 90% of capacity.

There is little to no rain forecast for the next week and so the river should drop back to previous levels over time.

Lake Albert is very close to being full and Council is monitoring the situation and is prepared should a rain event occur and local roads and Marshalls Creek are adversely affected.

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