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Lake George Filling. Images of Canberra

johnboy 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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G-Fresh G-Fresh 9:08 am 06 Mar 12

Fill Fill Fill!!!

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 9:26 am 06 Mar 12

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

Jivrashia Jivrashia 9:40 am 06 Mar 12

I don’t recognise the landscape…

Which vantage point is that?

EvanJames EvanJames 10:17 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.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 1:43 pm 06 Mar 12

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

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:52 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.

EvanJames EvanJames 3:10 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.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 3:56 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!

andym andym 4:25 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/

Bramina Bramina 10:49 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.

yellowsnow yellowsnow 11:52 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?

dungfungus dungfungus 8:47 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.

Thumper Thumper 9:02 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 🙂

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:08 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…

dungfungus dungfungus 9:22 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.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:43 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

Jivrashia Jivrashia 9:50 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.

EvanJames EvanJames 10:20 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.

Thumper Thumper 10:32 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…

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:41 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.

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