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Lake Eyre filling quickly!

Old 5th Mar 2010, 08:36
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Nah not me in the Van, I'm sure that would have been fun though!
Well I hope the Oldfields win their fight against the elements..I won't hold my breath, they have a mind of their own out there!
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Old 14th Mar 2010, 00:28
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Just heard that the Nappa Merrie bridge is well under....unlikely to be opened for another month. The water is 11m at the Innaminka Causeway...in 1990 it apparently got to 11.4m.

The Cooper is Draining down the Strez Creek at a rapid rate, obviously going to Isolate Moomba and the track transport as it crosses the Strez Track within the coming week.

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Old 14th Mar 2010, 12:17
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this thread is so useless without pics!
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Old 14th Mar 2010, 12:18
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Just flown down the eastern side from Durham on the Cooper. Ain't seen that much water before in the area south of Ballera.
I left YBCV this morning for YLRE then YTIB, and it is green the whole way.
Fantastic here at YTIB. Also lots of Locusts.
Get out and have a look. Fuel will be a problem out here for a while.

On APLC work at YTIB for the next couple of weeks.

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Old 14th Mar 2010, 12:23
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Do you think I should leave the day before and go via the inland to Tassie?

What is the next Pizza joint we do over?

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Old 15th Mar 2010, 04:48
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Hey Ultralights here you go...Not my photos but these are of Bedourie Township and Bedourie Airstrip taken about a week ago.
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Old 15th Mar 2010, 04:53
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Some more...
Birdsville

Moomba Gas Fields

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Old 15th Mar 2010, 05:31
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Smile

Makes you wonder if life jackets are required for over-water flights?!?!?
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Old 15th Mar 2010, 08:27
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Jaba,
absolutely no question. you will not believe what you see, especially since I know you have seen this country in a different light last year.
Just do it. You may get fuel at YTIB. None at YTGM at this stage.
If you get to YTIB in the next week, I'll still be here.
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Old 15th Mar 2010, 09:12
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Hey Jaba, the "ladies of the lake" will be at it again this year so you should definitely bring the RV & Mrs Jaba for another visit!
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Old 15th Mar 2010, 22:07
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Talking to a mate yesterday, and the flood water is underneath the Innamincka station house!! Yery hard to visualize that much water..so I might wander out to have a look myself in the next day or so..
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Old 16th Mar 2010, 22:24
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I was around for the '74-5 Lake Eyre fill.
I have never seen Moomba looking so wet. Being a God awful snakish place I would have bicycle clips on me trousers!
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Old 17th Mar 2010, 04:22
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Just flew over the lake, (first time ive been up this way for a long time) appears to be a run of water down the middle which looks to be speading out. I'll upload the photos when i get to civilisation.
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Old 17th Mar 2010, 05:53
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and to think that you guys all thought the guy that built this at Marree was a bit of a Noah!



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Old 18th Mar 2010, 04:00
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Taken on the 17th March



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Old 18th Mar 2010, 04:56
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Hmmm - do I get a prize if I correctly guess the rego of the 402 in those pictures Kenneth?

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Old 18th Mar 2010, 05:02
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She is probably as well known as her former owner!
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 09:30
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Looks like this cyclone coming through might dump some more water into the system.

Hope it doesn't rub some salt into sore wounds inland.......
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 09:42
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Nice shots Kenny,

Here is hoping some of this moisture makes it to the lower Murray, if the cyclone can add to the floods then as unfortunate as it may be for some in the areas already affected, it can only be good for the long term water storage's of the Darling Basin.
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 11:06
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Agreed Chadzat. As unfortunate as it may be, that it may take more flooding in Southern QLD, I will be stoked the day the Murray-Darling finally fills up!

I think it's been a long time since we've seen the level of flooding and greenery over Southern and Western QLD that we have now.

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