The flood peak has now been reached but residents of Darlington Point are well aware that there is still more to come.
Jeff Stevens from the Darlington Point Caravan and Tourist Park is happy that he has done everything possible to protect his business that is surrounded by water.
“From a business stand point we have closed the park for caravans and have had it that way for about a week now,” he said.
“We did this because the majority of our customers are elderly so we don’t want to put them in any sort of danger.
“In terms of protection of the site itself we have worked to restore some of the features that were destroyed in the 2012 floods such as the levee around the eastern side of the park.
“We were prepared for the peak which ended up being around 6.62 metres but we are now waiting for the next lower peak.”
The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting that the river will peak again at 6.5 metres around Sunday, October 2 but rain forecast for six of the next seven days that number could rise again.
“We all know that this is going to be an ongoing issue,” Mr Stevens said.
“The new Murrumbidgee Shire Council have done some really great work to ensure that the town was prepared,” he said.
“They have had workers constantly monitoring the situation and checking in even when they are off duty.
“The SES have been working hard in and around the town as well. What we cannot afford to do is get complacent.
In terms of road closures the main roads around Darlington Point are unaffected at this stage.
The main area of concern will be the Kidman Way going to Griffith as it passes over the flooding Mirrool Creek with water coming on to the road.
Traffic lights have been set up at the crossing and a reduced speed limit has been set.
If the second peak does reach the 6.5 mark that would also see the Sturt Highway will cut at Tubbo Station, approximately 15 kilometres east of Darlington Point.
For emergency help in flood call the SES on 132 500. Never drive, ride or walk through floodwaters and if it’s flooded forget it.