1956 Murray River Flood

In 1956, the Murray River flooded.  It was one of the biggest floods on record.  All the towns along the river hadMurray River in flood at Red Cliffs serious flooding problems.  While the Red Cliffs township was away from the river, it was dependant on the pumping plant and power station based at the cliffs.  These were under threat by the rising water.

This year marks 60 years since this flood and we have a display which includes images of this event.  In June, Wentworth held a major tractor rally from Red Cliffs and other events to remember this occasion.

Taken from the PB Impulse, courtesy Ian Cook.

Taken from the PB Impulse, courtesy Ian Cook.

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