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The Big Dry.
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:53:47 PM »
Re my post in 'What were you doing Half Hour Ago,
The Clarence River being dry at Yates Crossing, this is still the case.
A mate went for a drive last week to Carnham, looking for a camp site for Easter, the Clarence River there was also dry, only puddles.
Myswaggers that know Cangi, the Mann River at the Broadwater Bridge has just about stopped flowing, which means the catchment behind Coffs to Dorrigo, including the Boyd, Guy Fawkes, Henry,  Nymboida, little Nymboida, The Sticks, The Blicks and Bobo Rivers have had no rain.
We need rain.
Our 4wd club has a Hut Maintenance to Cunglebung Homestead on the 31st of this month, not expecting to do a lot of grass cutting, whipper snippering there with the lack of rain. I'll post a trip report of this trip.



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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 02:37:27 PM »
Re my post in 'What were you doing Half Hour Ago,
The Clarence River being dry at Yates Crossing, this is still the case.
A mate went for a drive last week to Carnham, looking for a camp site for Easter, the Clarence River there was also dry, only puddles.
Myswaggers that know Cangi, the Mann River at the Broadwater Bridge has just about stopped flowing, which means the catchment behind Coffs to Dorrigo, including the Boyd, Guy Fawkes, Henry,  Nymboida, little Nymboida, The Sticks, The Blicks and Bobo Rivers have had no rain.
We need rain.
Our 4wd club has a Hut Maintenance to Cunglebung Homestead on the 31st of this month, not expecting to do a lot of grass cutting, whipper snippering there with the lack of rain. I'll post a trip report of this trip.

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Couple of storms the past couple of days have been a start but need more
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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 03:43:10 PM »
Couple of storms the past couple of days have been a start but need more
There is a storm atm moving east from the tablelands, whether it crosses the range we have to wait & see.

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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 04:46:27 PM »
I went to Dangar's gorge near Armidale in late January and there wasn't even a trickle. Hot as hell and the only water around was a handful of stagnant, stinky pools. We need a year of good rain to get back to normal.

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 04:58:16 PM »
I went to Dangar's gorge near Armidale in late January and there wasn't even a trickle. Hot as hell and the only water around was a handful of stagnant, stinky pools. We need a year of good rain to get back to normal.

Trouble is, I don't think the weather knows what normal is anymore. If we are not in drought, then we are in flood. Hopefully an in between "compromise" happens, especially for the sake of the rivers and the farmers who are now reaching the very end of their ability to hang on any more  :'( 
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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 07:08:04 PM »
Just done Armidale - Newie on Thunderbolts; it was brown/dead to about Nowendoc, and even the Manning was low.

As Hairs said, it's been bloody dry up here on the Tablelands - have a mate who was fencing and was 1500mm before he found moist clay...

Styx has been low for a long time, and according to mate above, about the lowest it's been in his family's memory.

Armidale has also just gone onto Level 1 water restrictions, with some saying the first time in 30ish years that's it got there.
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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 07:25:07 PM »
These pics are the Manning river where it joins the Barnard river just downstream from Bretti reserve , taken 3 weeks ago.
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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 07:57:59 PM »
See the Gold Coast just got washed.  160mls from 4.30pm to 7.30pm according to the BOM
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 09:13:07 PM »
See the Gold Coast just got washed.  160mls from 4.30pm to 7.30pm according to the BOM
been a wet weekend in SEQ...most areas around Brisbane have had over 100mm this weekend, but yeah some other areas had bigger falls this afternoon...the dam out Beaudesert way had 97mm between 4.15 p.m and 5.15 p.m this arvo.
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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 09:27:33 PM »
took this photo in the Namoi River well where the river should be. That was in October so I assume it’s not changed


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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2019, 11:17:42 PM »
Saw an interesting piece (Landline?) on cold variety wine grape growers moving to Tassie cause mainlamd Aus is warming and theyre even looking at new gm varieties for there to survive. Even there is warming. Mother nature doesnt listen to the spin.

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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 04:19:08 AM »
Saw an interesting piece (Landline?) on cold variety wine grape growers moving to Tassie cause mainlamd Aus is warming and theyre even looking at new gm varieties for there to survive. Even there is warming. Mother nature doesnt listen to the spin.

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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 07:17:49 AM »
been a wet weekend in SEQ...most areas around Brisbane have had over 100mm this weekend, but yeah some other areas had bigger falls this afternoon...the dam out Beaudesert way had 97mm between 4.15 p.m and 5.15 p.m this arvo.

And the way the reporters in raincoats carried on about it last night......you'd be excused for wanting to build an ark?
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Re: The Big Dry.
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 05:10:19 PM »
Another storm cell this arvo moves from the south following the Summerland H/Way, only a couple of drops.
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