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Ginninderra Creek run dry

By johnboy - 14 January 2014 20

ginninderra creek

This in from Owen:

The Drought !

Here is a view looking downstream of the stepping stones across Ginninderra Creek. (See Google maps, -35.215528,149.027915 )

I’ve never seen it like that before, and will be interesting to see what things are like at the end of the week.

Get the impression they are not releasing any water out of Lake Ginninderra.

What’s Your opinion?


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20 Responses to
Ginninderra Creek run dry
JC 5:24 pm 15 Jan 14

Roundhead89 said :

Well they can’t blame the willows this time…

Actually the willows helped keep water in the creek before as the slowed the flow so much. So yes you can blame the willows this time. Though of course not sure why we need to blame anything when this is just nature doing what nature does. Its not like the creek is the water supply for the city, and creeks can and do dry up.

Roundhead89 10:46 am 15 Jan 14

Well they can’t blame the willows this time…

switch 9:21 am 15 Jan 14

shirty_bear said :

If “de-shoppingtrolley-afy” isn’t a word, it damn well should be.

Is that a First World Problem word?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:53 am 15 Jan 14

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

p1 said :

Good opportunity to de-shoppingtrolly-affy the creekbed?

Yup. Great chance for a community clean up, if tams will not step in(they will not).

I trust you won’t be lifting a finger as you live in Duffy…

CORRECT!

Pork Hunt 6:10 pm 14 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

p1 said :

Good opportunity to de-shoppingtrolly-affy the creekbed?

Yup. Great chance for a community clean up, if tams will not step in(they will not).

I trust you won’t be lifting a finger as you live in Duffy…

shirty_bear 5:09 pm 14 Jan 14

If “de-shoppingtrolley-afy” isn’t a word, it damn well should be.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:14 pm 14 Jan 14

p1 said :

Good opportunity to de-shoppingtrolly-affy the creekbed?

Yup. Great chance for a community clean up, if tams will not step in(they will not).

HiddenDragon 1:14 pm 14 Jan 14

housebound said :

When it next rains, there’ll be water in the creek again. It’s the nature of small catchments.

We have had a very dry spell, but if the last few years are a guide, we can expect some bursts of heavy rain in the next month, or so.

p1 1:00 pm 14 Jan 14

Good opportunity to de-shoppingtrolly-affy the creekbed?

maxblues 12:31 pm 14 Jan 14

Isn’t there a hydration policy?

DrKoresh 12:09 pm 14 Jan 14

In all fairness, it IS really f***ing hot.

shauno 11:46 am 14 Jan 14

It is natural but its pretty rare for that creek. Ive never seen it dry like that.

Antagonist 11:23 am 14 Jan 14

“Get the impression they are not releasing any water out of Lake Ginninderra.”

That might be because the design of the dam wall does not allow for controlled releases. It is a spillway. Water is only discharged when the lake (literally) overflows.

Thumper 10:58 am 14 Jan 14

Plenty of water down my way, not flowing mind you…

housebound 10:43 am 14 Jan 14

When it next rains, there’ll be water in the creek again. It’s the nature of small catchments.

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