Saturday, 5 February 2011

Water, water EVERYWHERE ...

... and now we have a lake!

This was Lollipop Creek earlier today. It usually has very little water, just a few billabongs along it, but after all the rain we had yesterday and last night, this is what it looked like.

In the narrow areas, it was flowing very fast, but in other areas it widened out to look like a natural lake.

As my sister and I observed the area around the road we drive on, a local resident told us that there is a flood like this every 6-10 years.

It's not surprising. Our rain gauge registered 127 mm of rain in less than 24 hours. That was the same amount of rain that we had for all of last month, and as much as we had for January, February and March combined last year.

These photos were taken in the middle of the day, so the water had gone down a little. Now we just need it to go down more, so that the roads are clear and we can get to where we need to again - like church tomorrow.

It has started raining again, but only a little.


Beth said...

Just an update for anyone who is interested.
By about 7pm yesterday the road was once again free of water.
This morning, the lake was no more, but the creek was still high and fast flowing.

Marg said...

I don't live too far away from you!

The amount on water on Friday night was amazing wasn't it!