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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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42 Responses to
Flood pictures March 2012
Chop71 4:13 pm 01 Mar 12

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

arescarti42 4:10 pm 01 Mar 12

dpm said :

johnboy said :

Also I hear they’re expecting the new Cotter to be overtopped around 5pm if anyone is in a position to get a picture.

On the radio yesterday Mark S said the new dam wall was currently ~7m higher than old dam. 7m higher across the whole catchment is a fair amount of extra water! He also said the heavy equipment would stay on top wall, and *wouldn’t* be washed off if it went over the top. Fingers crossed for them! 🙂

Hilariously, the Canberra Times just put out an article saying that the new wall is 11m higher than the old one, and that the machinery on top is at risk of being swept off. And the dam will overflow around 8pm if you believe the CT

Actew have a webcam for those wanting to keep an eye on it.

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

dpm 4:01 pm 01 Mar 12

Ahhh, yes…. I can now see the ‘excellent drainage onsite’ that the Corinbank organisers were talking about….! 😉

johnboy 4:00 pm 01 Mar 12

AAMC said :

Isn’t the dam a single concrete pour? I didn’t think they could stop and that water going over the top was/is a catastrophic problem?

They’ve been stopping and starting every time it rains.

milkman 3:58 pm 01 Mar 12

That pic of Googong is an absolute cracker – that spillway is massive.

James_ 3:58 pm 01 Mar 12

Apparently we have almost (if not now surpassed) our average rainfall for March. And its only 4 O’clock on the 1st

AAMC 3:46 pm 01 Mar 12

dpm said :

johnboy said :

Also I hear they’re expecting the new Cotter to be overtopped around 5pm if anyone is in a position to get a picture.

On the radio yesterday Mark S said the new dam wall was currently ~7m higher than old dam. 7m higher across the whole catchment is a fair amount of extra water! He also said the heavy equipment would stay on top wall, and *wouldn’t* be washed off if it went over the top. Fingers crossed for them! 🙂

Isn’t the dam a single concrete pour? I didn’t think they could stop and that water going over the top was/is a catastrophic problem?

dpm 3:21 pm 01 Mar 12

johnboy said :

Also I hear they’re expecting the new Cotter to be overtopped around 5pm if anyone is in a position to get a picture.

On the radio yesterday Mark S said the new dam wall was currently ~7m higher than old dam. 7m higher across the whole catchment is a fair amount of extra water! He also said the heavy equipment would stay on top wall, and *wouldn’t* be washed off if it went over the top. Fingers crossed for them! 🙂

johnboy 3:16 pm 01 Mar 12

Also I hear they’re expecting the new Cotter to be overtopped around 5pm if anyone is in a position to get a picture.

dpm 2:47 pm 01 Mar 12

Meanwhile, don’t drink the brown water:
“The water plant in Molonglo will release some untreated effluent in the Molonglo River. Do not draw from the river for the next 72 hours”
…from 666 twitter feed 5 mins ago.

pink little birdie 2:25 pm 01 Mar 12

the molonoglo river below scrivener dam this morning was up higher than last year

c_c 12:48 pm 01 Mar 12

AAMC said :

AAMC said :

has anyone looked at LBG? have they opened the SCHRIVINER yet? wonder how the rusty bolt replacement is going?

sorry make that “Scrivener Dam”

Service gate is still installed behind one of the large flood gates, meaning it’s not working.
Not a great time to have it out of commission, Cotter Dam pic above proves that.

AAMC 12:29 pm 01 Mar 12

AAMC said :

has anyone looked at LBG? have they opened the SCHRIVINER yet? wonder how the rusty bolt replacement is going?

sorry make that “Scrivener Dam”

AAMC 12:24 pm 01 Mar 12

has anyone looked at LBG? have they opened the SCHRIVINER yet? wonder how the rusty bolt replacement is going?

Holden Caulfield 11:35 am 01 Mar 12

That Cotter Dam pic is something when you appreciate its context.

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