Murrumbidgee in Flood

Clarence and Richmond Examiner, Grafton

26 June 1909  Close

Sydney, Friday.- A message from Gundagai states that it is feared on the Murrumbidgee there will be a heavy flood, as rain has fallen for 17 consecutive days.

Over five, inches have been recorded.

All the creeks are in flood, and the Murrumbidgee is rising and is now about 15 feet above summer level.

At Tumut the river flats are flooded. The river at Talbringa is rising two feet an hour.

All stock have been removed to high lands, as there are no signs of the weather clearing.

A message from Jugiong says the river is rising rapidly, and is within two feet of flood level.

Over two inches, of rain fell last night at Wodonga.

The country between Wodonga and the Murray is submerged, and there is every prospect of a record flood.

Albury, Friday Night.- A serious flood is now inevitable.

The river is 13ft. 6in. above summer level; a few inches less than the level of four years ago.

Word has been received in Albury that the river at Jingellic, 60 miles above Albury, is 22ft. above summer level, and increasing at the rate of 3ft. an hour.

The police have warned the residents down the river that a serious flood is coming.

An immense flood is coming down, the biggest on record.

Tumut, Friday Night.- The Tumut River this morning is higher than it has been for the past 60 years, the gauge showing 13ft. 6in. above summer level.

The previous record was 16ft. 4in.

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