By Darren Stones
Drove to Corowa, NSW, Australia and spent the last weekend in August '08 there to check out the water level of the Murray River.
It's not really a river at the moment - more like a shallow stream you could wade across.
Official data from the New South Wales Government NSW Water Information website indicates that the water level at Corowa on September 30, 2007 was 1.2 metres. The water level recorded on August 30, 2008 was 0.35 metres.
The height of the river fluctuates during the year according to rainfall and discharge from Hume Dam, and during December '07 at Corowa it was recorded at 2.3 metres.