The Great Darling Anabranch or a river no more.
In the true sense of the term. The Great Anabranch of the Darling River, isn’t really an anabranch. For it to be a true anabranch it would need to flow back into itself. The Anabranch flows into the Murray River a few kilometres downstream of Wentworth.
The anabranch formed when the Darling river took an alternative path to
The Anabranch wasn’t a permanent river. Running only during good times, when water was plentiful. Drying up during extended periods of drought.
During the 1960’s the Menindee Lake System was developed. At the same time, seventeen low-level weirs were constructed. Turning the old river into a permanent water supply for outback properties along its path.
In 2007 a pipeline running the length of the anabranch was built. Supplying water to inhabitants along the watercourse and once again returning the habitat to a more natural state.