Excess water and flooding is currently impacting many of the regional parks.
Some of our walking trails on the Kiewa and Murray Rivers are currently inundated, making for very soggy walking at best, dangerous conditions at worst. Please take care around flood waters.
We have had to postpone our Spotlighting Walk this Wednesday night due to lack of access and dangerous conditions, and expect further postponements may follow.
It is difficult to know when these trails will or won’t be accessible. This is because river levels here don’t just change when it’s raining. Inflows further up a very large catchment can mean far more than what’s happening on the ground locally. When additional gates are opened at Lake Hume, water levels here can change at very short notice. Even in the time it takes you to get back to your vehicle, the level may rise.
Please think twice before parking near the Murray River or Kiewa River. Best to park on higher ground and walk that little bit further just in case!
Flood warnings and general information on how to be ready for floods is always available from www.ses.vic.gov.au (Victoria) & www.ses.nsw.gov.au (New South Wales).