The flood along the Menindee Lakes is yet to peak as Water NSW continues daily 75,000 megalitres release

Elizabeth Frias
Updated January 2 2023 - 2:53pm, first published 1:00pm

Floodwater in the Darling River is predicted to further swell up Menindee Lakes dam, now at 117 per cent capacity, potentially reaching the 10.7 metre level in coming weeks, the Western NSW Zone State Emergency Service spokesman David Rankine said.

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Elizabeth Frias

Elizabeth Frias


I began my news reporting days in western and inner west Sydney before joining the Daily Liberal's Dubbo NSW newsroom. Telling all sorts of stories about people, places and events is my daily preoccupation so email me at and I'll be in touch!

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