Big River attracts a crowd

SPECTATOR SPORT: Katherine River reached a peak of almost 14 metres on Sunday afternoon.

SPECTATOR SPORT: Katherine River reached a peak of almost 14 metres on Sunday afternoon.

LOTS of people have been taking a Sunday drive to check out the big Katherine River at 14 metres.

The river is falling fast upstream at Nitmiluk and is starting to fall at Katherine after the tropical depression expected to bring heavy falls over the weekend weakened.

The depression failed to become a cyclone as thought possible although it brought heavy falls to Darwin on Saturday night.

Katherine recorded 38mm to 9am on Friday, 28mm to 9am on Saturday and 2.2mm on Sunday morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting more rain for the next week although not from the monsoonal trough which impacted on our weather last week.

A minor flood warning remains in place for the Roper and Waterhouse rivers and the Katherine River Gorge Road.

UP HIGH: The Katherine River reached 12 metres before falling fast in late January.

UP HIGH: The Katherine River reached 12 metres before falling fast in late January.

The Katherine River is starting to fall. Source: Bureau of Meteorology.

The Katherine River is starting to fall. Source: Bureau of Meteorology.