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Lake George Filling. Images of Canberra

By 6 March 2012 35

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Rich took this great picture of Lake George filling up on his phone and sent it in.

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UPDATE 06/03/12 10:40: Ben_Dover has sent in this pano:

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35 Responses to Lake George Filling. Images of Canberra
#1
G-Fresh9:08 am, 06 Mar 12

Fill Fill Fill!!!

#2
Rawhide Kid Part39:26 am, 06 Mar 12

I reckon it’ll be full by the end of the month.

#3
Jivrashia9:40 am, 06 Mar 12

I don’t recognise the landscape…

Which vantage point is that?

#4
EvanJames10:17 am, 06 Mar 12

Jivrashia said :

I don’t recognise the landscape…

Which vantage point is that?

If those are the windmills visible through the mist on the left, then it’s from the Federal Hwy, on the Collector end.

#5
GardeningGirl1:43 pm, 06 Mar 12

Great pics, thank you both. We’ve been wondering how Lake George is looking.

#6
Holden Caulfield2:52 pm, 06 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

Jivrashia said :

I don’t recognise the landscape…

Which vantage point is that?

If those are the windmills visible through the mist on the left, then it’s from the Federal Hwy, on the Collector end.

Looks a bit higher up to me, probably on Marked Tree Road. There’s some great vantage points up there. It is dirt/gravel but I’ve managed to negotiate it a few times in my nippy hatchback on low profile tyres. And if you start at the northern end (ie. roughly where that pic was taken) and keep going you end up in Gundaroo so you can enjoy a meal at Grazing before going back to Canberra.

#7
EvanJames3:10 pm, 06 Mar 12

Yeah, when I had another look I realised the Fed. must be underneath the photographer’s spot. Possibly up on the winery, or as you say, Marked Tree Rd.

#8
Captain RAAF3:56 pm, 06 Mar 12

It was chockers when we first got posted to Canberra, early 2000. The water was lapping the drainage ditches alongside the highway. It was a spectacular sight!

If only they would dig the bugger down another 100m and fill it with Cod, trout and Yellowbelly, it would make a great tourist attraction!

#9
andym4:25 pm, 06 Mar 12

Captain RAAF said :

If only they would dig the bugger down another 100m and fill it with Cod, trout and Yellowbelly, it would make a great tourist attraction!

If you can source a few nukes we can give it a whirl……..
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/yourfriendatom/

#10
Bramina10:49 pm, 06 Mar 12

Captain RAAF said :

It was chockers when we first got posted to Canberra, early 2000. The water was lapping the drainage ditches alongside the highway. It was a spectacular sight!

I’ve heard rumours of the lake back in the day and have always wanted to see it flooded.

#11
yellowsnow11:52 pm, 06 Mar 12

I’ve heard rumours that Lake George is connected through subterranean channels with some lake in China. Anyone got any pics of the Chinese lake, presumably it’s drying up right about now?

#12
dungfungus8:47 am, 07 Mar 12

yellowsnow said :

I’ve heard rumours that Lake George is connected through subterranean channels with some lake in China. Anyone got any pics of the Chinese lake, presumably it’s drying up right about now?

I am sure the Greens have got one.

#13
Thumper9:02 am, 07 Mar 12

yellowsnow said :

I’ve heard rumours that Lake George is connected through subterranean channels with some lake in China. Anyone got any pics of the Chinese lake, presumably it’s drying up right about now?

No, no, no!

It’s a lake in New Zealand :)

#14
colourful sydney rac9:08 am, 07 Mar 12

Captain RAAF said :

It was chockers when we first got posted to Canberra, early 2000. The water was lapping the drainage ditches alongside the highway. It was a spectacular sight!

I think your times may be a little off…

#15
dungfungus9:22 am, 07 Mar 12

andym said :

Captain RAAF said :

If only they would dig the bugger down another 100m and fill it with Cod, trout and Yellowbelly, it would make a great tourist attraction!

If you can source a few nukes we can give it a whirl……..
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/yourfriendatom/

Let’s limit the fish stocking to native varieties please. No trout.

#16
colourful sydney rac9:43 am, 07 Mar 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Captain RAAF said :

It was chockers when we first got posted to Canberra, early 2000. The water was lapping the drainage ditches alongside the highway. It was a spectacular sight!

I think your times may be a little off…

it was bone dry in 2002 – http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/11/29/1038386313869.html

#17
Jivrashia9:50 am, 07 Mar 12

Thumper said :

yellowsnow said :

I’ve heard rumours that Lake George is connected through subterranean channels with some lake in China.

No, no, no!
It’s a lake in New Zealand :)

Correct.
It’s Lake Wakatipu next to Queenstown in the southern island, which has dried up.

I have my sauce, made from 100% cow manure.

#18
EvanJames10:20 am, 07 Mar 12

When I was a kid, Lake George being mostly full was its normal state, and we got excited when the levels went down. Now it’s the reverse. I think the farmer has got used to having much bigger paddocks than he should have.

#19
Thumper10:32 am, 07 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

When I was a kid, Lake George being mostly full was its normal state, and we got excited when the levels went down. Now it’s the reverse. I think the farmer has got used to having much bigger paddocks than he should have.

And his sheep will have to learn how to swim again…

#20
Holden Caulfield10:41 am, 07 Mar 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Captain RAAF said :

It was chockers when we first got posted to Canberra, early 2000. The water was lapping the drainage ditches alongside the highway. It was a spectacular sight!

I think your times may be a little off…

it was bone dry in 2002 – http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/11/29/1038386313869.html

Didn’t take long for it to empty, though.

I can’t remember it lapping the edges of the road in 2000, but I do remember it was up there not long before they started duplication of the Fed Hwy, which was completed in time for the Olympic Games in Sydney.

At the time I wondered how well the drainage systems would cope and would the road ever get flooded. Ha, that has so far proved to be a pointless thought.

#21
JessP11:19 am, 07 Mar 12

Thumper said :

yellowsnow said :

I’ve heard rumours that Lake George is connected through subterranean channels with some lake in China. Anyone got any pics of the Chinese lake, presumably it’s drying up right about now?

No, no, no!

It’s a lake in New Zealand :)

I thought it was a lake in South America?

#22
Skidbladnir11:34 am, 07 Mar 12

Thumper said :

yellowsnow said :

I’ve heard rumours that Lake George is connected through subterranean channels with some lake in China. Anyone

No, no, no!
It’s a lake in New Zealand :)

I’m pretty sure it revolves around the Rand Corporation and its conspiracy, in league with both the saucer people and the reverse vampires, to steal our water supply.

#23
shauno12:08 pm, 07 Mar 12

It was caused by a fault line diverting a river way back. As my geography lessons come to mind. Possible oil finds there to depends on sediment depth. Age of the deposits are not to critical depth and source is. So imagine a nice big Jack up rig sitting there.

#24
EvanJames12:15 pm, 07 Mar 12

Holden Caulfield said :

I can’t remember it lapping the edges of the road in 2000, but I do remember it was up there not long before they started duplication of the Fed Hwy, which was completed in time for the Olympic Games in Sydney.

We had a very strong La Nina in 1998, probably the wettest year until 2011 (I remember it as wetter, actually). 2000 was an excellent snow year but I don’t know if that translated to rainfall away from the alps.

#25
Grrrr12:59 pm, 07 Mar 12

Skidbladnir said :

I’m pretty sure it revolves around the Rand Corporation and its conspiracy, in league with both the saucer people and the reverse vampires, to steal our water supply.

We’re through the looking glass here, people!

#26
johnboy1:01 pm, 07 Mar 12

You forget Canberra’s strong reptoid contingent

#27
poetix1:05 pm, 07 Mar 12

JessP said :

Thumper said :

yellowsnow said :

I’ve heard rumours that Lake George is connected through subterranean channels with some lake in China. Anyone got any pics of the Chinese lake, presumably it’s drying up right about now?

No, no, no!

It’s a lake in New Zealand :)

I thought it was a lake in South America?

It’s a lake in Africa, sillies. Hence the occasional appearance of zebra.

#28
Thumper1:13 pm, 07 Mar 12

johnboy said :

You forget Canberra’s strong reptoid contingent

Yes, interesting.

Does Canberra have a greater percentage of reptoids per 1000 head of population?

I’m guessing yes.

#29
Thumper1:15 pm, 07 Mar 12

poetix said :

JessP said :

Thumper said :

yellowsnow said :

I’ve heard rumours that Lake George is connected through subterranean channels with some lake in China. Anyone got any pics of the Chinese lake, presumably it’s drying up right about now?

No, no, no!

It’s a lake in New Zealand :)

I thought it was a lake in South America?

It’s a lake in Africa, sillies. Hence the occasional appearance of zebra.

Good point…

#30
Holden Caulfield2:46 pm, 07 Mar 12

Thumper said :

johnboy said :

You forget Canberra’s strong reptoid contingent

Yes, interesting.

Does Canberra have a greater percentage of reptoids per 1000 head of population?

I’m guessing yes.

No. Tasmania’s rate per head is higher.

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