Edward River Summer Level
Published on 09 October 2019
High river levels predicted ahead of action-packed summer in Deni
Deniliquin is preparing for a busy visitor period after receiving confirmation from WaterNSW that the Edward River will be high and ready for people to float, boat, fish and ski over the spring and summer seasons.
The river is currently sitting at just over 2.3metres and is expected to remain a consistent height over the coming months. WaterNSW Water Systems Operations Manager Vincent Kelly said WaterNSW is predicting similar river heights to last summer.
“We’re forecasting similar river conditions to last summer and expect the Edward River in Deniliquin will once again remain around 2.1 to 2.2metres throughout December, January and February,” Mr Kelly said.
“While working within our operational parameters, WaterNSW will endeavor to provide recreation outcomes,” he said.
The Edward River is an anabranch of the larger Murray River, and is a great place to indulge in water sports as it has a dedicated ski-zone along with quieter no-ski areas where you can enjoy a peaceful paddle without the interruption of motorboats.
The river is also well known as a prominent fishing destination with keen anglers often seeking out Murray Cod and Yellowbelly.
Mayor Norm Brennan said Council has been busy delivering a number of projects over the winter period so visitors can expect to see lots of new attractions in Deniliquin.
“Earlier this year we launched our new Mountain Bike Trails in the Murray Valley Regional Park. There’s over 12km of trails to enjoy and free bike hire is available through our Visitor Information Centre,” Cr. Brennan said.
“We also opened the newly refurbished Scott’s Park adventure playground, which is jam-packed with activities for the kids to enjoy. The park also includes a purpose-built BMX pump track and is right next to the town pool and new splash park.
“The water tower mural is another must see when you’re visiting town. It was completed earlier this year by talented street artist Cam Scale. The mural wraps around the tower, from two kookaburras resting on a gum tree branches it transitions into a starry night sky,” he said.
To find out more about what to see and do in Deniliquin visit www.visitdeni.com.au.