Thursday, March 1, 2012

MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER FLOOD VIDEO 2012

It's been raining fairly consistently for a couple of days here in Canberra and the already soaked ACT water catchments are overflowing. Water is topping the Googong Dam and I have heard the new dam wall at the Cotter will be overtaken by the swelling water levels.

I like to go out and take a few pictures of the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers when they flood but this time around the ACT government is taking no chances with the odd fool out of our 350K population that thinks it would be cool to go out in their kayak. Don't laugh I've seen teenagers jumping from Point Hut crossing in a flood.

Effectively the Mountains are inaccessible. The Boboyan Rd is closed in the south as is Corin and Brindabella Roads to the west. With all the reserves near the river closed (Point Hut, Pine Island, Kambah Pool) I went out today and took a little video of the river down at Tharwa.

Rain, rain go away come again another day...


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