Thursday, December 9, 2010


The latest news edition from ABC News Youtube with video footage of the Queanbeyan Floods at the floods peak.

As the flood waters flow past Queanbeyan Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin eventually receives the water provided by the Molonglo and Queanbeyan River catchments before flowing down to the Murrumbidgee, the Darling and finally the Murray River. The Googong Dam spillway is overflowing (video) and the excess water has required the opening of all five floodgates of Scrivener to cope with the flow. All five gates have not been open simultaneously since 1976...

"Residents and emergency service crews have been caught off-guard after river waters overflowed and flooded Queanbeyan south-east of Canberra."

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