From The Archives

From the archives - Goulburn River reaches peak

By Shepparton News

August 14, 1973

The level of the Goulburn River at Shepparton continued to fall during the past 24 hours.

At 8 am today, it reached 31.7 ft, at fall of 13 inches since 8 am yesterday. All creeks and streams upstream of Shepparton are also falling.

The river reached a peak at Shepparton on Saturday night when it was measured at 33.6 ft. In recent wet years, the river has surpassed flood level of 34 ft as last September and with further heavy rains it could happen again this year.

In September 1965, the river height climbed at 36 ft and bars had to be removed at Loch Garry to prevent serious flooding.

Five points of rain was recorded at Campbell’s weather station for the 24 hours to 9 am today taking the reading so far for the month to 225 points. This year 2406 points have fallen.