Wide river above weir


Fast flowing river over weir

One of the least concerning looking hazards is actually one of the more lethal dangers that you are likely to encounter on the Warrego River. Without firsthand experience, I do not know how well these weirs are marked. In the right conditions some weirs can be hard to see from a distance, stay alert.

The dangers posed by a weir are very dependent on the flow. With no flow it is just a hassle to portage over it. With very high flows it may be fully submerged and may not even create a ripple. However, with the right flow many of the weirs can create a perfect hydraulic across the structure that even the most experienced paddler may not be able to escape.

Nasty looking weir

There is only one way to safely navigate a flowing weir, to portage around it. The current can be deceptively strong near the weir, so stay close to the river bank and exit well before the weir. Below the weir wall there will likely be a strong upstream current going back towards the weir as the eddy flow is recirculating back. Finish your portage below well below these currents.

Key Weirs along the Warrego River

All weirs have been pieced together from misc sources. Many have not been confirmed as I either paddled in high flow or haven't been to any of these areas yet.

Name Hazard Info
Placeholder image Bogarella Crossing Crossing
Placeholder image Allan Tannock Weir Weir
Placeholder image Ten Mile Dam Blockbank
Placeholder image Lower Lila Dam Blockbank
Placeholder image Six Mile Dam Blockbank
Placeholder image Ningawalla Dam Blockbank Removed?
Placeholder image Gumbelie Dam Blockbank
Placeholder image Twenty Mile Dam Blockbank Turtle Waterhole
Placeholder image Boera Dam Blockbank
Placeholder image Booka Dam Blockbank
Placeholder image Keernie Dam Blockbank
Placeholder image Dicks Dam Blockbank
Placeholder image Peoples Dam Blockbank
Image of feature Louth Upstream (#20A) Weir Weir Fully submerged as I paddled past.
Image of feature Louth Downstream (#21) Weir Weir Fully submerged as I paddled past.
Image of feature Tilpa Weir Weir Fully submerged as I paddled past.
Placeholder image Wilcannia Weir Weir Fully submerged as I paddled past.
  • Mount Sugarloaf
  • Channin Creek
  • Augathella
  • Charleville
  • Wyanda
  • Cunnamulla
  • Enngonia
  • Fords Bridge
  • Darling River
  • Gauges
  • Weir or Low Head Dams