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Flood watch!

By johnboy - 9 February 2012 35

The ABC has word that we’re expecting 50-100mm of rain and with Googong full flooding in Queanbeyan and the Molonglo Valley.

As always, if you’ve got good photos or video send them in to images@the-riotact.com .

UPDATE 10/02/12 09:49: The flood watch is over.

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35 Responses to
Flood watch!
davo101 9:34 am 10 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

The last QBN flood caused at least $20 in damage

I heard that it was closer to thousands of dollars of improvements.

qbngeek 9:23 am 10 Feb 12

milkman said :

There’s also the happy accident that generally occurs when Queanbeyan floods, involving sewage and Lake Burley Griffin…

Damn right, it means all you ACT whingers will have to swim in my poo for the next 8 months 🙂

P.S – It’s a joke people

P.P.S – I thought I should warn people that I am joking becuase there seem to be a lot of humour deficient people on this site.

milkman 7:26 am 10 Feb 12

There’s also the happy accident that generally occurs when Queanbeyan floods, involving sewage and Lake Burley Griffin…

OpenYourMind 11:09 pm 09 Feb 12

You’re all laughing now, but Queanbeyan will shore up their flood defences with sand filled free shopping bags. Mr Gillespie, our local pernickity charmer, will be ready to dive in with a big I told you so as the banks of LBG break.

dungfungus 8:53 pm 09 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

The last QBN flood caused at least $20 in damage, so not too bad.

The 2010 flood was mostly caused by a microburst that hit above Captains Flat, a freak storm in exactly the right place.

This forecast deluge has the potential to cause millions of dollars worth of improvements to Queanbeyan.

EvanJames 5:19 pm 09 Feb 12

The last QBN flood caused at least $20 in damage, so not too bad.

The 2010 flood was mostly caused by a microburst that hit above Captains Flat, a freak storm in exactly the right place.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:55 pm 09 Feb 12

100mm in Googong catchment will make for flooding in Queanbeyan for sure. Still, it’s pretty much just parks and carparks (and the odd garage) that flood, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

JC 4:26 pm 09 Feb 12

c_c said :

Not a good time for one or two of the gates at Scrivener Dam to be out of action, they had to open the four largest last time the floods came through. They don’t have that available now.

Except of course they have lowered the water in the lake to work on the gates, so shouldn’t be too much of an issue you would think.

c_c 4:11 pm 09 Feb 12

Not a good time for one or two of the gates at Scrivener Dam to be out of action, they had to open the four largest last time the floods came through. They don’t have that available now.

dpm 3:54 pm 09 Feb 12

Doh! Another large delay for the cotter dam!

Jivrashia 3:47 pm 09 Feb 12

The water level in the Sullivans Creek that runs through Lyneham, O’Connor, and Turner is a good indicator. If you can raft paddle through it then it’s serious.

But then JB already knows that I guess?

Thumper 3:24 pm 09 Feb 12

SES are on standby.

132500

Clean out your gutters people, blah blah blah…

chewy14 3:14 pm 09 Feb 12

And God sent forth a mighty flood to smite the heathen struggle town from the Earth.
Packs of Winnie Blues and Woodstock cans were seen floating down the river and he looked down on his work and saw that it was good.

Chop71 3:11 pm 09 Feb 12

anyone told ACTEW?

EvanJames 3:04 pm 09 Feb 12

I think they are being dramatic… the models the BOM uses have been confused by the changes in our weather for some time, and the forecasts are by computers using the models. I’d love for them to be correct as we need significant rain, but I’m not sure if we’ll get this much.

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