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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 08:36
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You guys never disappoint.....

Well despite the media coverage of Emerald, Condamine and Rocky, the folk in Rolleston seemed to be missing out. And running out of some essentials!

Plenty of Beer and Bundy although the Coke is rationed .

So here is a look at a great day out after a good friend of 185skywagon's spoke to me on the phone about the towns shortages. Meat was not too plentiful, fresh fruit becoming rare or not so fresh, and sufficient non perrishable foods, but some basic foods, Aeroguard and Dunny Rolls were completely out!

So with roads not expected to be open until the end of the week, and they have been cut off for 2 weeks already, this small load of a few hundred Poo Ticket Rolls, Bugs Spray (which we needed the instant we arrived) flour tomatoes etc seemed to be a welcome sight.



Base leg for 14 YRLL








And just what you need.......




Thanks to Ross and Peggy for a cup of tea and a sandwich
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 08:45
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And the town of Theodore is still under water..........











Not sure what the problem was with the airstrip, but the northern end seemed to be closed, which is the high end. Perhaps it was damaged.

Be a while before the locals here will get back.
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 12:34
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Enroute AKL-BWN today we were painting lots of cells around Taroom that completely blanked out what was behind them. Very obvious shadowing...not something you see all that often. Tops around 37000' and they were obviously very powerful cells.

Didn't hear Arsewipe 1.
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 13:37
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So how many rolls of paper can you fit in a Returd Vehicle?
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 20:13
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O.K., don't stop after one trip Jaba. Do a dozen and you will get an idea how difficult it is for a local charter operator to cover all the overhead costs trying to make a living with small aircraft. Country folk will have to live with locusts, bushfires because of the grow from this, then it will be drought again before another flood rolls around to reduce the income further. Not much cash left over to support a local operator, so donations from the city cousins who aren't directly affected would always be welcome.
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 20:59
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RV to Kid: Looks like we are going to need all that paper, this ones a klingon!
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 21:03
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Probably around 1000 if I had to!

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No way that would be hard work! If you could do shorter legs than 2hrs it might be possible to do 12 in a day.

As for what the farmers and town folk have in front of them your summary is just the start. Some of the stories are hard to believe. The recovery will be long and some will not make it. Some not wiped out by floods will do well. It's not a Fair game!

CC did not hear you either. Was back around 4pm
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 21:22
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Seriously mate, well done You put your money where your mouth is. As a bloke who comes from the land, I know how much your helping hand is appreciated.

I know this couldn't be the furtherest thing on your mind but you will be re-paid ten times for this
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 21:37
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Jaba,
Ross must have his high strip operational now??

I can't believe the amount water that is still there.

Good on you.
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Old 4th Jan 2011, 01:49
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Hey Jaba,

We got a drought over 'ere.......wots the RV like at boring holes thru rock, sand etc to dig a chunnel and drain some of that stuff over 'ere.....

Good Effort Bloke..

p.s. Is any of that flow S/SW enuf to get into the Murray/Darling system eventually?

Cheers
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Old 4th Jan 2011, 04:37
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Griffo the Murray-Darling basin starts on the western slopes of Mt Mowbullan (where the TV towers are) in the Bunya Mountains, and also 20 miles north-east of Roma, so am sure there will be a flushing of Queensland sewerage downstream..

Just for interest, the water that falls 20 miles south of Hughenden has a long way to go to Lake Eyre, and never makes it to a sea.
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Old 4th Jan 2011, 05:17
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Thanks 'FB',....

Was loooking at a chart of the major rivers, and was just wondering how 'beneficial' this overload might be to other places, far far away from the actual rainfall and immediately affected areas....eventually...

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Old 4th Jan 2011, 05:33
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the Murray-Darling basin starts on the western slopes of Mt Mowbullan (where the TV towers are) in the Bunya Mountains, and also 20 miles north-east of Roma, so am sure there will be a flushing of Queensland sewerage downstream..
I guess that is one way of looking at it, but I would have said that the Murray-Darling starts in the headwaters of the Condamine R, in the mountains east of Killarney in SE Qld.

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Off topic sort of

Hey C185 Skywagon - hear things got a bit hot at the local watering hole in Charleyville!

DF.
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You are right...nothing in it for me and thats fine....watching the news tonight the folk at Surat now and St George and Dirranbandi are next.

It bothers me they are spening an hour or more in 15' tinnies ferrying food in raging flood waters when say, half the airstrip is available and a couple of 185/206/RV10's or better still Bongo Vans could be used to carry more quicker with far less risk.

Where is the public co-ordination????

Charter guys could be paid or us folk who don't care could do it for free.....but it does not happen.

Might phone some cutomers of mine in those parts and ask.....if anyone is watching phone your friends out their, you may not do a lot but it may just make their day!


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The FTDK is correct, the water that starts up near Killarney and through Warwick, plus all the catchment downstream of the Condamine is what goes down there.....its a truly amazing system, and when it all gets wet.....look out!


NEWS FLASH 8.30pm
Just been talking to a mate/ customer at Dirranbandi and the town is cut off already, just like Rolleston the media / guvinmint does not talk about small places like that. The floods have not hit them yet .

At least they have had the foresight to beef up the levy bank around the airstrip.

I reckon in a day or two I will get a call back...

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Df, we lost another pub to flame last night. Don't know where all guff about
Heritage listed building came from. Down to 2 pubs from 5 in 1990.
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I reckon in a day or two I will get a call back...
Returd Vehicle to the rescue!

Dr

(With credit to PF for "Returd Vehicle")

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Old 4th Jan 2011, 10:52
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I guess that is one way of looking at it, but I would have said that the Murray-Darling starts in the headwaters of the Condamine R, in the mountains east of Killarney in SE Qld.

I'll agree with you on that. Looking at the charts, the water off the western side of Mt Roberts on the Border at 4531 ft has further to fall, than the 3759 from Mt Kiangakow in the Bunyas, and further to run, with a big catchment for the Condamine. My father would have been more familiar with that area, having grown up at Cambooya. Just that as the most north-easterly point for the south-westerly flowing system, for me, the catchment starts on the western side of the Bunyas, or Durong.
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What about bringing the "Bognanza" down to help........sticky job
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Every time I wipe my a-rse from now on Jaba, I'll be thinking of you.

How may ply was the paper?
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