The Katherine River in town peaked at 15.65 metres early Sunday morning after widespread falls of up to 200 millimetres in the catchment in the last four days.
According to the Bureau of Meterology, the Katherine River at the bridge has not been that high since 2006, when it peaked at 19.17 metres.
Resident Trent de With, who grew up in the town say the river used to rise every wet season, but it has not happened for a number of years.
“Hopefully this is a sign of the times ahead, am I going to see this river sit at 16 metres for a couple of weeks every wet season,” Mr de With says.
Mr de With says the bridge was a popular spectacle on the weekend.
“I’ve never seen so many people on the Railway Bridge here in town before, it’s…