New Farm Park, Brisbane

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DOWN CAME ALL THE RAIN AND FILLED UP ALL THE DAMS.

Some months ago we went to Wivenhoe Dam for a picnic with friends. It was good to see a lot of water in the dam compared to the earlier years of drought. However it still wasn't full.
The five gates were still firmly shut.

We have had a lot of rain recently and the dam has filled to capacity. So one gate has been opened. It is a novelty for us to see this after being in drought for many years, so people make a trip out to see the sight. I haven't been but my friend, Ann, who is a regular reader of my blog, saw that I mentioned the dams the other day and sent me these photos of when she and George visited the dam last week.

One gate was opened and the spray soaked everybody at the lookout.

The river flows once more.......

......and even floods.
See how it floods the Brisbane River in town on Cara's blog here.

20 comments:

  1. Funny weather this year. It's been raining hard but today is beautiful and sunny, just when we don't expect it.

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  2. lots of rain is good but alas, not floods. too much of a good thing

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  3. Wow that water looks great. I remember when we were kids there was a low level bridge on that road that was always flooding and cutting the road to Brisbane in the summer ... before the dam and a high level bridge was built.

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  4. The water released from the now overflowing dams into river systems and the now "king tides" are not being appreciated by some areas of Brisbane, which are flooded. If a system to new made dams further inland was made, this would be a godsend, instead it is creating a disaster!
    Good reporting and photos as usual, Diane.
    Colin (HB)

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  5. It really is good to know your drought has been so spectacularly broken. I wish we could get some of your overflow here!!!

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  6. It is all or nothing, but spectacular to see the wild water.

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  7. Amazing what a fair bit of rain will and can do.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  8. I can almost hear the roar of the water! It seems nature goes from one extreme to the other.
    ☼ Sunny

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  9. We're suppose to get rain here but they've been saying that for two days. Not yet. I hear California is really wet and rainy and snowy. Sort of glad I didn't go over there this Christmas. Driving on those freeways is hard enough without being deluged with hard rain.

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  10. It's good to see water flowing through an open flood gate. I'm glad you got some much-needed rain. I just hope you don't get too much.

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  11. That's impressive ! Hard to for me to imagine as it rains most of the time in Belgium !

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  12. Good to see this. But ... we need to keep in mind that the drought lasted a decade. And put systems in place during the times of plenty to get us through the times of derth.

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  13. And now the Government is putting it's water infrastructure projects on "Ice".. Can you believe that?

    But it's flooding down Brekkie Creek way just as it did in the old days before the dam. If the rain continues now that both dams are full, things could get interesting!

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  14. I enjoyed the before and after picture of the damn. All that rushing water must have been quite a sight.

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  15. Great post! I'm going to link to it from mine.

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  16. Hi Diane! Water is a blessing...
    Hope you had a great weekend! Blogtrotter Two waits for you at the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Enjoy and have a great week ahead!

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  17. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Diane!!!

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  18. Hi Diane! Have a Happy and Successful New Year!! Wish you all the best!!
    Horus and Sobek wait for you at Kom Ombo. Enjoy!

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  19. Great photos. Happy New Year Diane. Take a look see where Ive been today - just for you. xxxx

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  20. I'm glad you weren't personally effected by all the heavy rains and flooding. I've been seeing on the news the past week how much of Queensland is flooded! A large are athan France and germnay combined so they say. So sad for all those effected.

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