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Old 5th Jan 2011, 00:47
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Some evocative photos of the floods.

Australian flooding - The Big Picture - Boston.com
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Old 5th Jan 2011, 01:07
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Hey Jaba et al,

Just a thought to co-ordinating some relief for those not quite in 'the public eye'....
The following link is an 'Events Calendar' -

I am sure you could organise some co-ordinated help in getting some guys together, like thru the local (dry) aero club, for a 'fly-in-with-stuff' to a town / stranded family near an airstrip of your selection - sort of like a 'mass' 'Angel flight' with needed stuffs....
Pick a date, get 'Jamie' the organiser to put it on the site.....

Australia: Everything in aviation - Events, Clubs, Schools, Airfields, Aircraft and more...

Like I said, just a thought....

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Old 5th Jan 2011, 01:46
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Amazing photos there Brian.

Was this you Jaba?

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Old 5th Jan 2011, 05:49
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2010 was a relatively quiet year for the Forktailed Dr Killer!



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Old 5th Jan 2011, 09:27
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Its on again............ Today more rain in the Carnarvon range area, north of St George and Roma and this on the downs area.




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Old 5th Jan 2011, 11:20
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Yes it was rather heavy as we slid down the BN R/W 01 ILS at 5.25pm this arvo. The WX radar was painting a pretty picture.

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Old 5th Jan 2011, 21:09
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Thanks for that link, Brian. Have e-mailed it to my son in Toronto so he can get the Picture. Web magic..
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Old 7th Jan 2011, 23:53
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Was going to say something about the water getting under the slab into the downstairs converted garage/granny flat, but as that situation has eased wont bother, other than to say that houses raised even a few feet on stumps do have advantages over some modern low set homes built on a slab. (The club president, a plumber, has already been and given advice) Had previously obtained some sandbags from the local S.E.S. that may have helped. If they want to use the cessna for a spotters course some time, can donate the time to repay the favour.
After seeing a Squirrel come in to pick up linesmen, (didn't have the camera) and talking to the pilot briefly ( he had done work round Dalby), will just go and fly the cessna for its first flight this year....
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Old 8th Jan 2011, 03:34
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its not called 'Island Plantation' for nothing..



the Lamington Bridge going under again.. 40 years ago it used to go under regularly - and the Bruce Highway was cut then..



'The Pocket' loop - sugar mill now an island - the foreground used for cane as it always goes under - the Granville bridge is not under yet.... but the water is still rising..



looking towards the town from the mouth of Tinana Creek



looking back the other way with 'Muddy Waters' under water.. in the days when Walkers Ltd built ships, whenever the flood was coming down the shipyard would be evacuated to the Top Shop..


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Old 8th Jan 2011, 13:57
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This the sorta thing you talkin about Chuck?

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Old 8th Jan 2011, 14:27
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I hope that was taken just before altering course a little.
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Old 8th Jan 2011, 15:42
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Yup, just like that. Was that taken recently in Qld?
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Old 9th Jan 2011, 00:07
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Hey Jamair....Kimmi is a fair way from your home base these days, was that when operating out of CNS?
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Old 9th Jan 2011, 01:45
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PF, no I altered course a LOT

CC, nah that wuz 2008..... its a lot WORSE around here at the moment

Jabba you'd be surprised where I have been going lately with the wx and all the flooding issues....... but that pic was from them old days... Well done on your recent activities too BTW
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 05:31
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What's all the fuss about?

What constitutes a lot of water?

The two pics below were sent to me by Forkie Jr, who works with water. The first is of a facility on the McKenzie R, which of course feeds into the Fitzroy. The river is at "normal" level.

The second pic is on the same facility taken in the last couple of days from the air. All that is visible is the top of the structure shown in the first pic.

Imagine yourself sitting in that car - with all that water going over the top of you.

The Fitzroy R system is second only to the Murray/Darling. The McKenzie is one of many large rivers that flow into the Fitzroy - and they are all in flood!

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Old 10th Jan 2011, 09:54
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WOW !!!! Those 2 bridge pics are crazy

But imagine the fishing afterward the water recedes - fish will biting finding all the **** being washed down the river system.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 10:39
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Just how big a catchment do you class the Mackenzie and how long a river is it, in your opinion? In Australia, a catchment system for a river that eventually runs into the sea (Fitzroy) can have a change of name every time a major tributary joins it. We used to live on the Peak Range, which was a watershed between the headwaters of Capella Creek which ran into Theresa Creek which ran into the Nogoa River which joined with the Comet River and became the Mackenzie River. The water falling the other side of the hill ran into a creek that ran into the Isaac River that joined the Mackenzie at the top of its loop about halfway along its south-to-north-to-south-again run. The Mackenzie lost its identity when it joined the north flowing Dawson to become the Fitzroy that held its name to the sea. So you could say all our water went to the Mackenzie, but it all also went to the Fitzroy.
Even the longest tributary of the Murray, -the Darling-, starts as the Condamine, becomes the Balonne at about Surat, then the Culgoa at 'Cubbie', etc, before it ever becomes the Darling River. (have to find my Bourke map)

No wonder people get confused over catchment areas..
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 11:05
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you need to worry about the mary catchment...........and post some more pics!

Do I need to come up there and collect you and your camera for a few hours?
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 12:52
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No Worries.. Jaba. Your camera would be better than mine.. Even the daughters took better photos of the present flood out of the Cessna than mine. The Cessna comes first for me tho.. just have different priorities.
We had bigger floods in the late '60's, but there IS more to come down.. The Mary is a straight-forward system, but maybe if we reversed the flow, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane wont complain in five years time of a lack of water for their growing populations......

A couple taken by my neighbours S.E.S. friend after I took them both up over the weekend..



This creek entrance allows water to back up through Queens Park underneath Woolworths and into the town centre to the steps of the Town Hall and Police Station..



one floor of the high blocked Sailing Club is under water, and the railway to the old shipyard is covered.

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Old 16th Jan 2011, 07:09
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My guess is Sydney.

Looking towards Brighton-Le-Sands. Notice the control tower to the south of 07 isn't there yet.
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