Round 2 –  Shady & Coastals – 16-17 March 2024 – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we have to Cancel this weekend’s Round at Shady Camp due to a continuing flood watch over the region.

A continuing Flood Watch over the Western Top End was issued by the BOM Issued at 1:10 pm CST on Friday 15 March 2024.

The rain is moving eastward with the low into the Gulf of Carpentaria but not fast enough for this weekend.

The committee make these decisions based on a clear process which simply is, if a Watch or Warning has been issued by the BOM, we cancel.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Flood Watch for the Top End of NT

Issued at 1:10 pm CST on Friday 15 March 2024

Flood Watch Number: 10

FLOOD IMPACTS CONTINUING IN NORTH WESTERN NT AND INCREASING FLOOD RISK FOR ARNHEM AND CARPENTARIA COASTAL RIVERS AND BARKLY

Recent heavy rainfall across the flood watch area has caused significant river level rises along local creeks and rivers. Flooding impacts are likely in the Flood Watch area for the next few days.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area are relatively wet following recent rainfall.

Rainfall totals up to 160 mm were recorded across the Flood Watch area in the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, following several days of heavy falls.

Showers and thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls are forecast over the next few days. Widespread daily totals of 50-100 mm, with isolated totals up to 200 mm are possible during the next few days across the Flood Watch area.

Rainfall over the last few days and areas of flooding may have adversely affected many roads, and possibly primary and secondary highways. Some communities and homesteads may become isolated. Check road conditions before travelling.

The situation is being closely monitored.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Victoria River below Kalkarindji (Generalised flood warning is current)
Mary River
Upper Adelaide River
Adelaide River below Adelaide River Town
Lower Daly River (Moderate Flood Warning is current)
Daly River above Douglas River (Flood Warning is current)
Katherine River (Minor Flood Warning is current)
South Alligator River
Wildman River
Buckingham River
Goyder River
Blyth River
Liverpool River
Goomadeer River
East Alligator River
Koolatong River
Walker River
Groote Eylandt
Roper River
Towns River
Limmen Bight River
Rosie River
McArthur River
Robinson River
Calvert River
Settlement Creek
Nicholson River
Barkly

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: East Kimberley Rivers, Fitzmaurice River, Tiwi Islands, Finniss River, Moyle River, Waterhouse River.