Next dry coming

WATER authorities expect the Darling River to stop flowing in about a year but exactly how long it takes to dry up depends largely on rainfall.

Fresh flows arrived in the Darling, north of Pooncarie, in May last year after a prolonged dry period.

Fresh flows arrived in the Darling, north of Pooncarie, in May last year after a prolonged dry period.

Delivery of water from the Menindee Lakes to supply the Murray River is expected to stop on December 1.

WaterNSW has modelled different scenarios for the lower Darling River to determine how long water is expected to flow to farmers and communities between Menindee and Ellerslie.

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