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Flood pictures March 2012

By johnboy 1 March 2012 42

Well the waters do indeed seem to be rising.

So if you see something interesting take a picture and send it in to images@the-riotact.com .

So far Actew’s Mark Sullivan has tweeted this picture of the old Cotter Dam wall disappearing beneath the flow:

old cotter dam


John Lafftery has sent in these of Smiths Road Bridge in Tharwa:

tharwa

tharwa


Qbngeek took this one of the Morrisett Street Bridge just before it was closed at 7:40 this morning.

queanbeyan


Devil_n_Disquiz has been out at Uriarra and sent in a few:

uriarra crossing


P1 made this pano in Woden:

pano


Aussielyn has sent in shots of Canberra Avenue and Mill Creek Bridge in Narrabundah.

flooding


Adam has sent in this one at Point Hut:

point hut


Peter sent in some gooduns, including this one of the Queanbeyan low bridge.

queanbeyan low bridge


And another one by Mark Sullivan of the rising water at the Cotter:

cotter dam


Dannybear has shared this strange view of Lake Tuggeranong:

lake tuggeranong


2620 Respect has sent in a very Queanbeyan flood marker

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tZORo1iO0f0/T071sjwVehI/AAAAAAAAsfQ/JQIPG9JzwTE/s600/photo%2520%252847%2529.JPG

flood marker


Don has sent in some corkers from Googong:

googong


Martyo has gotten all artistic with Lake Tuggeranong:

lake tuggeranong


Corinbank have facebooked what used to be their festival site:

festival site


Don has sent in the terrifying vista from Hindmarsh Drive:

hindmarsh drive


Corinbank have sent in a set of the running water through their abandoned festival site.

corinbank


Bill has demonstrated how his wheelbarrow has filled since Sunday:

wheelbarrow


Maz has been out to Gibraltar falls:

gibraltar falls


And Adam’s sharing the current state of Sullivan’s Creek:

sullivans creek


Keep them coming in to images@the-riotact.com .

Here’s the full slideshow (handy if you’re having trouble seeing the images inline):

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kakosi 1:20 pm 04 Mar 12

arescarti42 said :

SnapperJack said :

Gee, global warming or “climate change” or whatever they’ve rebranded it this week is certainly progressing like those dodgy scientists with their government research grants keep telling us.

I wonder if those panic merchants like Professor Flannery – who bullied governments into building expensive desal plants during the drought due to their prognostications that it would never rain again – have seen the pictures of overflowing dams and the new forecast that it will rain every day in March?

They’re probably too busy sticking their heads in the sand issuing their propaganda and having the compliant puppy dog journalists at The Canberra Times and the ABC perpetuating their now discredited climate change bumph.

Learn the difference between climate and weather.

Then maybe learn some science.

If our country was really worried about global warming we might have built a few more dams during the dry and caught some of this excess of rain before the next dry season arrives. Seriously folks we wouldn’t have a snowy hydro scheme right now if someone had proposed building it in this day and age. The Tennant? dam option was trashed because “it would never fill to capacity” – a completely false prediction as it turns out.

Time to forward think and prepare for the future in a “land of droughts and flooding rain”.

devo 9:00 am 02 Mar 12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEMxfW4O5FU

timelapse from the dam cam

Gus929 10:32 pm 01 Mar 12

100% Darwin Award eligible – “Rafting Sullivan’s Creek”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1QUieKTcAc
(This isn’t my video, I saw Sullivan’s Creek today and it was terrifying.)

Sandman 9:31 pm 01 Mar 12

AstralPlane said :

Everytime there’s a bit of rain it seems Queanbeyan sends its untreated sewerage our way. Why is there not mass outrage?

This is where I could make a quip about untreated sewerage coming from Queanbeyan every day via the roads rather than the rivers………. but I’m not that insensitive.

AstralPlane 9:16 pm 01 Mar 12

Everytime there’s a bit of rain it seems Queanbeyan sends its untreated sewerage our way. Why is there not mass outrage?

dungfungus 7:50 pm 01 Mar 12

SnapperJack said :

Gee, global warming or “climate change” or whatever they’ve rebranded it this week is certainly progressing like those dodgy scientists with their government research grants keep telling us.

I wonder if those panic merchants like Professor Flannery – who bullied governments into building expensive desal plants during the drought due to their prognostications that it would never rain again – have seen the pictures of overflowing dams and the new forecast that it will rain every day in March?

They’re probably too busy sticking their heads in the sand issuing their propaganda and having the compliant puppy dog journalists at The Canberra Times and the ABC perpetuating their now discredited climate change bumph.

The CT is probably sourcing some new GW crap from the Guradian as we speak. Last year they had an article from the Guardian with accompanying photos suggesting the Christchurch earthquake and floods in Queensland were cuased by climate change.

rohbo 7:26 pm 01 Mar 12

Looks like water is flowing across the new Cotter Dam

http://www.actew.com.au/Our%20Projects/Enlarged%20Cotter%20Dam/DamCam.aspx

chewy14 7:25 pm 01 Mar 12

The new cotter dam has just overtopped.

Hope there’s something left tomorrow.

dungfungus 7:24 pm 01 Mar 12

Chop71 said :

Can’t wait to see the cost blow out for the dam and how much our utility bills will be next year.

Well no one seems to give a tinker’s cuss about them losing over $50 million on the TransACT venture so who cares?

IrishPete 7:20 pm 01 Mar 12

SnapperJack said :

Gee, global warming or “climate change” or whatever they’ve rebranded it this week is certainly progressing like those dodgy scientists with their government research grants keep telling us.

I wonder if those panic merchants like Professor Flannery – who bullied governments into building expensive desal plants during the drought due to their prognostications that it would never rain again – have seen the pictures of overflowing dams and the new forecast that it will rain every day in March?

They’re probably too busy sticking their heads in the sand issuing their propaganda and having the compliant puppy dog journalists at The Canberra Times and the ABC perpetuating their now discredited climate change bumph.

any comment on the compliant puppy dog non-journalists on talkback radio?

IP

gazmant 7:16 pm 01 Mar 12

Looks like the new cotter dam is flowing over now…judging by the live feed

thatsnotme 7:15 pm 01 Mar 12

Just looking at the Dam Cam now, and the first bit of water has started to head over the lower sections of the wall. Gonna look pretty spectacular soon!

dpm 7:14 pm 01 Mar 12

Looks like it’s starting to come over the top of new cotter dam now….
http://www.actew.com.au/Our%20Projects/Enlarged%20Cotter%20Dam/DamCam.aspx

Russ 7:13 pm 01 Mar 12
IrishPete 7:03 pm 01 Mar 12

AAMC said :

Anyone got an update about the Captain’s flat dam? I seem to remember that last time it rained like this they were concerned about its stability….

Well it’s still there and in one piece. Perhaps it was we residents who were unstable last time. Actually, there was never any real concern about its stability last time – the issue was that the monitoring equipment failed, triggering alarms.

This time the rain has been less torrential, so if we do have problems it will be a slower build-up than 9 December 2010.

There is water roaring down every hillside. But the river hasn’t gone over its banks yet, and is probably still half a metre off doing so.

IP

CatlikeTread 6:34 pm 01 Mar 12

SnapperJack said :

Gee, global warming or “climate change” or whatever they’ve rebranded it this week is certainly progressing like those dodgy scientists with their government research grants keep telling us.

I wonder if those panic merchants like Professor Flannery – who bullied governments into building expensive desal plants during the drought due to their prognostications that it would never rain again – have seen the pictures of overflowing dams and the new forecast that it will rain every day in March?

They’re probably too busy sticking their heads in the sand issuing their propaganda and having the compliant puppy dog journalists at The Canberra Times and the ABC perpetuating their now discredited climate change bumph.

One of the nice things about science it that it is reviewed by people who know what they are talking about. You may have noticed that scientists including one you have verballed have consistently outlined the *steady increase in extreme weather conditions* rather than “it will never rain again” or “it will never stop raining”. Predicting what might happen is usually considered a confirmation of a scientific theory. Not cause to call it “bumph”

rohbo 6:27 pm 01 Mar 12

Russ said :

welkin31 said :

At ABC Online news
Water nearing the top of the new Cotter Dam wall
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-01/water-nearing-the-top-of-new-cotter-dam-wall/3862944

Hmm. The cap on the tower behind the dam is gone. Dissolved?

The slipform was removed a week or so ago as they had completed the concrete pours on the intake tower.

Russ 6:21 pm 01 Mar 12

welkin31 said :

At ABC Online news
Water nearing the top of the new Cotter Dam wall
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-01/water-nearing-the-top-of-new-cotter-dam-wall/3862944

Hmm. The cap on the tower behind the dam is gone. Dissolved?

welkin31 6:04 pm 01 Mar 12

At ABC Online news
Water nearing the top of the new Cotter Dam wall
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-01/water-nearing-the-top-of-new-cotter-dam-wall/3862944

Construction of the Cotter Dam wall is halfway at 40 metres high.

Great picture of new dam wall from upstream.

#15 Chop71 said – “Can’t wait to see the cost blow out for the dam and how much our utility bills will be next year.”
There is also a cost blowout on the pipeline Angle Crossing to Googong.
I doubt we will learn the full truth easily in an election year.
The blowout in ACT debt is a worry quite apart from ACTEW whining about their revenue being down due to us water consumers all being very economical with water – then on top of that all this water free from the sky has our hands on the garden taps even less.

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