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.
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