Tweed Valley flood photos

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 10:58
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Hi folks,

Floodwaters peaked here through the night on Friday. These shots were taken Saturday morning after the water had dropped a fair bit but you could see how high it had been by the debris on fences, bridges etc.



This is the swollen Tweed River just near the bridge into town with just treetops above the water which line the banks.



Debris on Byangum Bridge.



The area around the showgrounds



This one is the road from the art gallery to Stokers Siding. You can see in the background the top of the white railing of the bridge aver a creek which has become as wide as the Tweed River.

You can see more in my members gallery.

Cheers

Brian
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Reply By: pepper2 - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 12:45

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 12:45
great photos why do authorities continue to let us build homes in flood affected areas ?????
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Follow Up By: Bware (Tweed Valley) - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 13:19

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 13:19
Yep, I agree. It's the same with homes on the beachfront like Belongil in Byron and after some large storms that erode the dunes the residents demand that the council build rock walls to protect their homes.
There are whole cities built on the San Andreas Fault. What about all the volcanoes in Indonesia which all seem to have villages built around the base?
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 17:48

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 17:48
Which flood level are you going to work to for the ban?
1 in 20, 1 in 50 or 1 in 100 year flood?
Most estates are supposed to be designed for 1 in 20.
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Follow Up By: pepper2 - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 18:30

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 18:30
Im south of sydney local councils use 1 in 100 here,state gov sets flood level guidelines for council to draft their plans from.Shellharbour council lost a court case with a developer because they set the flood levels higher than state gov guidelines and have now reduced the 1 in 100 level as a result,
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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 21:15

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 21:15
Hi Brian.
Was in Mbah on friday afternoon and river level wasn't too bad.
The next morning was a different story. Even the caravan parks at Chinderah looked like an inland sea.
The 360mm of rain on friday night did all the damage.
Regards.
Vince.

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Follow Up By: Bware (Tweed Valley) - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 23:23

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 23:23
Hi Vince

Yeah, it was amazing seeing the difference on Saturday. By Sunday you could drive out to Tyalgum and see how the Oxley River had flattened everything in its path. We spent most of the weekend driving around and saying "wow'.
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