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Beswick (Wugularr) Floods

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IMG_0358Following heavy overnight rain in the headwaters of the Waterhouse River, the town of Beswick/Wugalarr is currently closed due to localised flooding of the Waterhouse River.

Current River height is 8.3 metres at the bridge on the Central Arnhem Highway and the local reports are that it is rising slowly. The Central Arnhem Highway is closed to all traffic west of Beswick. There has only been occasional light rain in the area this morning.Flooding is occurring in the low parts of the town and some evacuations began this morning. Police and SES are in the town as of 1100hours. Continue reading