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Lachlan River in Cowra Floods

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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Cowra experienced its biggest flood in living memory last week, with the Lachlan River peaking just below the major flood level of 13.40 metres, at 13.35 metres.

Although only a moderate level flood, it was enough to make the river look like an inland sea, with the sports ovals alongside the river, including Twigg Oval and Edgell Park all going under, as well as parts of the Tennis Club and the racecourse.

The river burst its banks and spilled into the Cowra Van Park, forcing its evacuation and closure, and flooded the bottom of Vaux Street, up to Jamieson’s Joinery. The water level made its way to the bottom of the Cowra Aquatic Centre fence, causing its closure for a couple of days, and spilled onto part of Taragala Street, with some residents advised to evacuate by the Cowra SES.

The waters receded by the end of last week, with the river now down to a very modest 5.6 metres as of Monday.

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Photos courtesy of Over And Above Photography.

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