Long-term locals are concerned about the height of the Katherine River in the Northern Territory after successive poor wet seasons.
Jim Forscutt, who has lived in Katherine for the past 70 years, said while he had seen the Katherine River lower, he was still worried.
“It is very low at this particular time because we didn’t have a very good wet season,” he said.
“Knotts Crossing is starting to dry up now.
“But one of the beauties about the Katherine River is that the main part of the water supply is fed from the Tindall aquifer through the hot springs.”
DLRM senior manager of water monitoring Simon Cruickshank said the river was 0.21 metres deep at the old railway bridge.