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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #575 on: March 20, 2021, 03:59:43 PM »
once in a hunge year event again ... for the year

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #576 on: March 20, 2021, 05:43:48 PM »
once in a hunge year event again ... for the year



Something Tim will never see again
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #577 on: March 20, 2021, 05:48:07 PM »
Something Tim will never see again
couple of days ago mate caught train to Shitney from kendall - they had 400+ ml of rain so far... hes lucky he got out when he did
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #578 on: March 20, 2021, 05:49:32 PM »
Pics on FB of the Drifta Gloucester store being under water, dunno about the factory itself.


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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #579 on: March 20, 2021, 06:15:35 PM »
Pics on FB of the Drifta Gloucester store being under water, dunno about the factory itself.




From memory if the factory was to go under most of Gloucester would no longer exist
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #580 on: March 20, 2021, 06:36:27 PM »
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #581 on: March 22, 2021, 02:05:05 PM »
14 mtrs??!!!

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Colo River passes 14m hours earlier than predicted
By Sarah McPhee

Major flooding is occurring on the Colo River at Upper Colo and Putty Road Bridge, the NSW SES says.

The Bureau of Meteorology had earlier warned the river, which flows into the Hawkesbury River, “may reach around 14 metres” by tonight.

The latest bureau reading at 12.45pm indicated a height of 14.8 metres on the Colo River at Upper Colo with major flooding

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #582 on: March 23, 2021, 06:48:36 PM »
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #583 on: March 24, 2021, 06:29:35 AM »
How are you round there, Hairs ???

We are actually supposed to be heading out to Bigriggen today for a week ::), but Mt Lindesay Hwy is reported cut at Laravale so looks like we're not going anywhere right ATM :'(
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #584 on: March 24, 2021, 06:54:50 AM »
How are you round there, Hairs ???

We are actually supposed to be heading out to Bigriggen today for a week ::), but Mt Lindesay Hwy is reported cut at Laravale so looks like we're not going anywhere right ATM :'(

Hi Fizzie,
I hope all Swaggers are safe, take care.

Sorry for the long reply below.
We are home safe, if need be we can get to Grafton from Lawrence(lawrence Rd cut in a few places) out through Pringles Way/SummerLand H/way, an extra 50 odd kms.
We've been throught a few floods now hete in Lawrence, we have plenty of time to organise stuff before the Ferry goes off and the roads get cut.
A great indicator is a local farmer, he has cattle next to the Lawrence Genral Store, Monday after noon as I had to drive through Grafton to get back from Maclean, the cattle where there that morning, but he had moved them later that day. Yesterday morning the water had covered that paddock.
The ferry will be out for 5-7 days, if no more rain falls.
Both Daughters live in Yamba, and the road to Maclean is cut atm, high tides ate effecting this atm, so they are unable to get to work.
Looks like we as a club wont be camping at Easter, Heffer Station is cut off atm.
The below pics are not mine. This is only a small flood atm, anymore rain in the catchment and things will change.
They are of the Lawrence side at the ferry looking towards Woodford Island. I have hear the river bank & part of the river bank has been washed away about 2km towards Maclean.
Btw, thanks for asking mate.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #585 on: March 25, 2021, 07:00:31 AM »
& apparently Mt Lindesay Hwy is still cut this morning ??? :'( >:(

BoM says water level is down to 6m under the Bridge, but Main Roads still have it listed as closed, so buggered if I know what's going on ???
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #586 on: March 25, 2021, 10:22:57 AM »
& apparently Mt Lindesay Hwy is still cut this morning ??? :'( >:(

BoM says water level is down to 6m under the Bridge, but Main Roads still have it listed as closed, so buggered if I know what's going on ???
What about going through Maroon?

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #587 on: March 25, 2021, 12:39:20 PM »
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #588 on: April 01, 2021, 08:28:03 AM »
What about going through Maroon?

Thanks (a week later! ;D) but the road was also cut between Beauie & Boonah, so wouldn't have been able to go that way either.

As it was, just after posting that last message, we found out that the bridge had actually been open, with normal traffic going over it, since 3pm the previous arvo, despite the latest Main Roads update at 5.30 that morning saying it was still closed ??? ::)

There mapping & advisories must be done by the same people who were doing all the fire maps last year! ::)

So we got out there, a day late, but then enjoyed a very pleasant 6 day stay ;D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #589 on: April 02, 2021, 02:55:10 PM »
Looks like the North east coast of nsw & south east qld are in for a pizzling, come Monday, Just what we need. :(
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #590 on: April 02, 2021, 03:10:45 PM »
yep, will wait and see what we actually get
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #591 on: April 03, 2021, 07:49:46 AM »
Yeah, could be interesting ???

On the GC, both Little Nerang & Hinze Dams are currently over their spillways, & they're guessing 100 - 185mm of rain over Monday - Wednesday :o

Would be nice if it could all be moved a couple of 00 k West where they really need it :'(
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #592 on: April 09, 2021, 06:23:18 PM »
Looks like WA is going to cop a pizzling.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #593 on: April 09, 2021, 09:17:18 PM »
Never thought I’d see the day when “cyclone” would figure in the forecast for Eneabba.

Old colleague and I had a standing joke. If you stopped there in summer it would be 40 plus, in winter it would be 10 with a biting south easterly.

Hopefully this system just delivers  some good rain for the grain growers.
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