Part closure of Riverland and Murraylands

Published: 08 August 2022

Advice has come out that the Riv­er Mur­ray flow will be ris­ing to approx 50 – 55ML/​day from Thurs­day 4th August — 22 August 2022. We cur­rent­ly have roads and camp­sites closed (refer to Map), how­ev­er, this addi­tion­al rise may put some addi­tion­al camp­sites and access tracks out. The most up to date infor­ma­tion on flow fore­casts can be found here.

In the inter­ests of pub­lic safe­ty, the fol­low­ing pre­cau­tions are recommended

  • Don’t dri­ve, ride or walk through flood-affect­ed cause­ways or roads.
  • Be aware that sig­nif­i­cant debris is being car­ried down­stream and may pose a haz­ard to water-based activities
  • When oper­at­ing a boat on the flood­plain or near inun­dat­ed riv­er banks, be aware of sub­merged obsta­cles such as trees and fence lines.
  • The haz­ards asso­ci­at­ed with river­bank col­lapse still exist in some areas so be aware of the signs — such as cracked river­banks and lean­ing trees and keep away from fenced or sign-post­ed affect­ed areas.
  • Reg­u­lar­ly mon­i­tor riv­er lev­els in your local area, and take care not to become iso­lat­ed by ris­ing water.
  • Always wear a per­son­al floata­tion device on the river.
  • Do not jump or dive into the riv­er when you do not know what is below the surface.
  • Camp on high­er ground away from the riv­er bank.
  • Super­vise chil­dren at all times and do not allow them to play in or near fast-flow­ing riv­er water.
  • If in doubt, stay out.
  • Lis­ten and take action on any instruc­tions from the emer­gency ser­vices — the SES, SA Police and the CFS.
  • Tune to ABC local radio for com­mu­ni­ty safe­ty information.

Fore­cast high flows in the Riv­er Mur­ray will impact on cer­tain park tracks and camp­sites as they will become flood­ed. Addi­tion­al areas may need to be closed over the next month depend­ing on how this influ­ences the parks. Clo­sures may also be extend­ed if high water per­sists. Camp­sites affect­ed by envi­ron­men­tal water­ing are not expect­ed to open until mid-Octo­ber or Novem­ber 2022. Updates will be pro­vid­ed as the project pro­gress­es. If you have a book­ing, please con­tact the Berri Region­al Office on 85952111 or email DEW.​RMonlinebookings@​sa.​gov.​au to request a refund or rebook for anoth­er time.

The fol­low­ing camp­sites are closed due to flood­ing: — Chow­illa Game Reserve 1 – 10, 13, 15 – 18, 21, 22, 24 – 34, Lit­tle Gums. Mur­ray Riv­er NP (Katara­p­ko) 4 – 14, 17 – 19, 30 – 32, 33, 34, 39, 40, 45 – 49, 52, 53. A sec­tion of Lock 4 road is also closed along with the Ngak Indau Wet­land Trail, Eck­ert Creek entrance and Log Cross­ing Track. Access to camp­sites 15 – 55 is only pos­si­ble from the Katara­p­ko Creek entrance on Katara­p­ko Cres­cent, Winkie. Mur­ray Riv­er NP (Lyrup Flats) 10, 14 – 30. Moorook Game Reserve 13 – 23. Mor­gan Con­ser­va­tion Park 14.and oth­er Riv­er parks with the spe­cif­ic areas yet to be determined. 

Park maps with closures: