CSR Update

Submitted: Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 09:51
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Am heading up the CSR next week and was wondering if anyone could give me an update on the current conditions.
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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 19:14

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 19:14
No rain since May so dunes will be soft and claypans hard. This is the best option rather than vice versa. Have put in some updates for wells 5 to 18 in places . Have a peek...... W
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Follow Up By: Member - DingoBlue(WA) - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 20:14

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 20:14
Thanks Warrie,
What have you titled your blog in 'Places'? Have looked under C.S.R. but have numerous options.
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 22:50

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 22:50
" No rain since May so dunes will be soft and claypans hard"............

Except the ~ 75 mm of rain at Well 46 and southwards, around June 6th.

However, the amazing thing about the CSR is how quickly it dries out. After this big, un-seasonal rain event, traffic was mobile a mere two days later.

Unfortunately, a party heading north decided to ignore road closures. You've got to feel for the station folk, who carry the responsibility of road maintenance. All those on the CSR at the time were aware of the actions of those mindless few.......
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Reply By: desray (WA - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 21:44

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 21:44
2000 ks of corrugations some bad some really bad. Just finished it from top to bottom. hope you have good shockies. It was really good otherwise dry and easy going.
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 00:53

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 00:53
I have to agree with Desray

We just finished top to bottom. Very do-able. Lots of wild flowers out now after all the rains they have had out there since June. Early June parts of the lower sections were closed due to so much rain. Lots of the clay pans we passed had water in them. Always a track around so that did not matter. Except for the one that the two front cars thought would be OK and tried to go through. One was stuck, so the second one went to help. Then they were stuck so the next went in. All up 5 cars out of 7 were bogged. 6 hours of getting out. All fun but pretty tired at the end. Next time if it looks wet we drive around.


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Follow Up By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 01:07

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Follow Up By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 10:03

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 10:03
More carnage on the Canning in those pix. We copped rain on May 14th at Well 18 but only about 10mm. That was enough to make the claypans interesting to say the least. There were bypasses at claypans from well 18 thru to our exit of the CSR at Georgia bore. It was a great relief to get past all that mud as there were a few times when traction was non existent. LOL now but not then..... W
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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 14:34

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 14:34
Hi Serendipity

Great pics - looks like a lot of 'fun' was had in the mud holes.
Whereabouts on the CSR did this happen?

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Follow Up By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 16:01

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 16:01
Hi Phil

We came across most lakes south of well 33 - sort of gravity lakes to Lake Disappointment. Although there were boggy patches all the way.

This happened only 30km north of Lake Disappointment.








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