Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Queensland floodwater and where will it go?

Over the last month or so, there been good to flooding rainfall over the Queensland catchments of the Murray Darling Basin.

There has been flooding rains in the upper catchments of Condamine/Balonne and more recently in the catchments of the Warrego and Paroo Rivers.

It will be interesting to trace these waters once they get into the Darling. Just how much will make it to the Darling’s month near Wentworth and finally to the Murray’s mouth.

There was one ecologist on ABC Radio this morning, he thinks very little will make it to the Darling’s mouth. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. What is also important is have long it takes. Fast is bad, it shows how much the system has degraded. It use to take anything up to 12 months. I’m expecting 2 months!