SA Floods: More flood dikes could breach in SA, Mypolonga breached

The Murraylands region of South Australia is at risk of flood levees being ‘flooded’ or breached.

SES chief officer Chris Beattie said Tuesday several private levees, including the Riverglen levee, were at risk of breaching.

Residents at White Sands Caravan Park are anxiously hoping repair work on the Riverglen Dam will protect them from rising tides, Murray Bridge News reported.

“We don’t think too many homes will be at risk from this dam, although parts of the caravan park will be flooded if it fails,” Mr Beattie said.

Since Tuesday morning, forest dwellers have been desperately filling sandbags to protect properties.

Other monitored dams are the Mobilong Dyke, the Long Flat Dyke and the Jervois Dyke.

The dyke of Mypolonga was breached on Boxing Day and the water level is only 20 to 30 centimeters below the low point of the dyke.

A flood monitoring and action notice was issued for the communities of Woodland and Mypolonga on Monday evening.

Photos posted to social media show flood water pouring down an 11km stretch of dairy flats.

“Mypo Flats right now,” Farmer Andrew Smart posted on his Facebook on the evening of December 26th.

“The bank burst, allowing water to flow through the dike in large quantities.”

There have been eight flood warnings across the state of South Australia since Wednesday.

Originally posted as Communities on high alert as more river levels rise

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