Recent Floods

Submitted: Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 18:41
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gday all

with all of the recent floods lately i was thinking how easy it would be to get in to strife. i came across this video of what looked like a dry creek bed and a causeway near Merriwa.

how easy would it be to be driving along and coming across this coming down stream?

anyway,enjoy.
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Reply By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 19:34

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 19:34
I was thinking about the Coffs floods. They were considered 1 in 100 year floods and nearly as bad as the ones in late 1996. now that is only 12 1/2 years ago.
do you think they are considered 1 in 100 year floods as the 1996 ones were in last century and we shouldn't see floods like that in coffs for at least 91 years now?

?????

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Reply By: Member - Axle - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 20:14

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 20:14
G/day Mark, It could be interesting if you were camped in the Dry creek bed and it happened overnight!. Wet A....se would be a understatement..LOL...Just shows how carefull one has to be, no matter how good things look.



Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 20:18

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 20:18
Axle

your right...........laying there in your bed going "what the hell is that noise" ???
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 08:37

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 08:37
Axle

Never, but never camp in a creek bed!!

We found out the hard way....lol

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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 20:16

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 20:16
Old mate needs some sun on them legs, whats doing there?
Thought he had stockings on. The old boy needs to walk a bit quicker or it will get him. :)
Anyway, How quick did it come up?






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Reply By: Fiona & Paul - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 20:20

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 20:20
Thanks for showing us that one Mark, to be where is has already happened is one thing, to see the water in live action is incredible.


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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 23:27

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 23:27
Incredible Mark, and I remember seeing a sign somewhere up the Oodnadatta Track suggesting that if you want to camp in the creek, put a life jacket on over your pyjamas, because you could finish up in Lake Eyre.

When you see that video, you can see how easy it can happen.

Now, there's another thing to stack in the camp box, some life jackets!!!!!!!

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Reply By: Rockape - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 14:23

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 14:23
Mark,
that footage is something special. I have never seen this happen to a coastal creek, in fact I have only seen this happen once and that was while I was crossing the Florance river in the Selwyn ranges south of Cloncurry.

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