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It’s a Bit Wet Around Here

03 Apr

We’ve had a ‘bit’ of rain around here recently.

So much so that the premier closed all of the schools in the region for two whole days.

It’s a bit of an epic event; the result of ex-cyclone Debbie.

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Yesterday, on the way home, we stopped at the little Red Bridge to have a look at the flooding.

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We live nearby but our little pocket of the area is completely water-free (thankfully),

so it was a bit surreal to see all this water so close to home.

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It’s more like an inland lake than a river,

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and so fast flowing and treacherous.

There was lots of debris around the area – a pole, a water tank,

and all sorts of mysterious objects

that you can only wonder where they came from and what they used to be.

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It was amazing to see.

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This is a park we quite enjoy visiting.

I dare say we won’t be visiting any time soon,

well, not without a dingy or a canoe.

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The river apparently peaked on Saturday (these photos were taken on Sunday)

so I dare say it’ll take a couple of days before the river is back within its banks.

What’s left behind will be a lot of work to clean up,

especially for all those people whose homes were in the path of this water.

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The good news is that all the dams in the area had a much needed topping up.

🙂

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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Family Life, Geography

 

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