Flooding

Submitted: Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 16:09
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Came down from Townsville last night after flooding had occured from Townsville to Mackay.

Had to drive through some water at Merrinda, that was fine as I know the road inside out and upside down.

I just thought I would post a photo of one of Hillmans Roadtrains that didn't quite have enough weight to stay on the road.

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Sorta brings to mind the amount of 4wd's that atempt crossings, and are swept off to a watery grave.

Have a dry one.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 16:42

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 16:42
mmmmmmmmmmm I wonder if those containers were empty?? or the water pushed the last trailer over the edge and caused the rest to follow suit.


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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 17:01

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 17:01
Kev,
you are probably right as he would have his lightest trailer on the rear, then it may have dragged the others along with it.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 16:50

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 16:50
You weren't the guy in the black ute Rockape? LOL

Nothing like seeing the Don River in moderate flood.

And to think that a simple fix of Sandy Gully would open up the main highway in most conditions. The government is happy to spend money building tunnels/bridges/bypasses and doesn't throw $12 up this way to fix the problem.

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 17:15

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 17:15
Andrew,
No that wasn't me, I pulled up at the Caltex for a coffee about 11pm.

All the road works that is being done in the wet wasted, as you say they could fix Sandy gully and Yellow Gin creek for a pittance.

Haughton River bridge is a joke also, just point her and hope you don't have something happen, cause all you are going to do is fall off the side, at least there is no handrail to stuff the paint work.

Must admit the road hasn't started to break up yet.

Have a good one

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 17:39

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 17:39
On second thoughts, with Abbott Point being the flavour of the month, we should see some upgrade works happening to maintain the link to the Bowen area.

Wouldn't want all royalties proping up the State now. ;)

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 22:45

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 22:45
Not the first for that company.
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Reply By: Teraa - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 20:16

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 20:16
Is it true Townsville got a metre of rain
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 20:40

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 20:40
No mate,
they have had a couple of hundred mill this month, although Giru keeps getting flogged, all the houses there should be on barges.

There has been some big one day falls along the coast around the 300mm mark and Bowen area copped a big hit the other day. The Don River at Bowen is an awesome sight in flood, it generates some large waves. I believe it is Australia's fastest flowing river in flood.

Have a good one

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 21:24

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 21:24
4-500mm in places this month alone.



Point data from BOM

Very dangerous River, the Don, in flood.

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Follow Up By: Member - Malcolm (Townsville) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 22:00

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 22:00
Found this on Elders site .

Townsville Ap
Jan-Feb 2010 758.0mm 37 day(s)

and this on this link

January 2010 Total 544.6 22 day(s)
February 2010 Total 213.4 15 day(s)


After all it IS the wet season. It is what we expect.

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