The Force of Water

Frank from Dutch goes the Photo word prompt: Forces

Near my property, sometimes the Clarence River rages when the rains are here and the rivers flow is enhanced. The Clarence River at Lilydale can flow at a sedate 8mgs/day and sometimes a summer flow may get to 12,000mgs/day. Today after some considerable rain fall, the river is flowing at over 20,000mgs/day.  When the flood waters hit the river levels rise to over 100,000mgs/day. Once the flood flows reach Grafton, they can be at 5,000,000mgs/day

Here are some flood flows showing the forces of water in action.

The Clarence River at Lilydale on a lovely day. The river is a bit higher than normal flow.

A minor flood flow. The bridge was constructed low so when flood flows occur, the rivers debris doesn’t impact on the bridge.

This is a bit of a lower flow. The water is making waves as it flows over the  old wooden bridge.
lilydale bridge_floodwater

The Bottlebrush trees are able to withstand the flood flows as the have supple trunks and bend with the flow.

Yes. That is 4 meters above the level of the bridge

7 thoughts on “The Force of Water

  1. The forces of nature usually win, don’t they, Brian? The recent extreme weather has impact almost everywhere. In the Algarve they had a project to stabilise some of the dunes at the water’s edge. Mother Nature has dumped all the sand back into the sea and they must start again. 😦 😦

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    1. Just high flows. The river does become quite wide. I guess I am used to seeing the Clarence in flood flows. The community knows the water is coming and reacts so there is minimal impact.


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