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Bundaberg Floods - 29th Dec 2010

It's not a lake, it's the park near my house! The playground equipment is completely submerged. The river had reached 7.35 metres when this was taken at about 3pm in the arvo. At 5pm the river had reached 7.6 metres - and still rising.

All bridges across the river were closed at about 6pm this afternoon, which means we are now totally isolated from the CBD.
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ClvArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eek! I hope the water level goes down soon!
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PoizonMyst Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
The park in this pic is still under water because it's like a basin, but the water has finally gone from the road into town, so we are no longer isolated - we just gotta take the long way round cause some low lying areas are still under.
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ClvArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeeze, that's crazy! Glad that it's gone down though and that you are not isolated any longer :)
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quietlyintheshadows Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
holy shit! okay that's when snow is a BIG problem, damn!
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PoizonMyst Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Hehehe ... no snow here in sunny Queensland Australia ... but I have seen footage of similar flooding from snow, so I know what you are talking about. I do wonder tho, with all the snow fall in the Northern Hemisphere this winter what other associated disasters will occur. About ten years ago snow caused a landslide in Thredbo NSW Australia which destroyed accomodation and caused deaths.

But no, this flood was as a result of low pressure systems ... some monsoonal storms and a little cyclone (Cyclone Tasha - Category 1 - so it was pissy weak), and very high temperatures (both land and sea) which cause high evaporation and give the lows more energy. This flood was also overdue in a way (50 year flood), and followed a very long drought of some 11 years I believe (El Nino), this was also the expected revitilisation of the land with massive floods (La Nina).

So while in the immediate such floods are very damaging (AU$6 billion off the national economy this year) in destroyed crops ... in the long term these floods will be very beneficial to the land and farmers, whose land will soon be very fertile, which will create a boom for a few years in areas which have been dead for so long. At least until the next drought comes around.

It's all part of the natural cycle of our country - tho I'm sure that's not very reassuring for people who have lost homes, crops, or loved ones.
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quietlyintheshadows Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
wow, I had no idea snow of all things could be so damn dangerous and that is some fucked up weather and I didn't even know it could snow in Australia (I thought it was too hot)
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PoizonMyst Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Well the Southern areas of Oz are cold enough - especially Victoria and Tasmania - Antarctic winds. Inland QLD has even seen snow on the mountain tops but its very light. Last week we had the extensive flooding in QLD, while there was a heat wave in Western Australia. A month earlier it was the other way around. It's a very big country - extending from the equator to the Antartic - which is why we have such diverse weather.
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Electrosion Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I was going to put a photo of that on deviantart aswell.:giggle:
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PoizonMyst Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Cool - I don't see any reason why you cant! I haven't deleted any of the photos you and Jez took. You can get the photos off the card without the camera being charged - you just slot the SD into your laptop and copy them onto your drive.

You mite wanna try and get another shot tomorrow too - it mite be higher. :shrug:
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