With little else showing above the rising waterline in the town of Forbes, the Golf Club’s green staff have reverted to rowing boats between greens to cut the grass surfaces as the town faces its worst floods in over 70 years.
With more water on the way, over 1000 residents in the regional NSW town have already been evacuated. The Lachlan river, which flows through the town’s centre, is not yet at it’s anticipated peak of almost 11 metres. It is expected to do so at some stage today before any chance of a clean-up can begin.
The impact on Forbes is being mirrored across the State, with several major waterways about to reach their peaks or burst their banks.
Last week clubs in the Murray and Wagga regions suffered the brunt of the inundation, while Moree Golf Club in the State’s upper reaches was also severely impacted.
The flooding from the Lachlan River is also causing inundations in the town of Nanami. Flooding continues further downstream at Condobolin, with the river not expected to fall for weeks.
The flooding from the Lachlan River is also causing inundations in the town of Nanami and flooding continues further downstream at Condobolin, with the river not expected to fall for weeks.
NSW SES Zone Commander Ben Pickup said major flooding would likely continue in the affected regions until at least Saturday.
“I really encourage the community of Forbes – please listen to the warning information,” he said.