The rains have come

Jez’s Water Water Everywhere #14

Yes it has been raining and raining and raining. From drought to fire to flood, welcome to Australia.

All of my water tanks are full to overflowing. This is my household water supply.
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The recent rain over the weekend and yesterday and today have ensured my dams are overflowing as well. Yes I have water, water everywhere. The gullies are rushing, the sounds of water during the day and the sounds of frogs of a night.

This dam is a small dam which has a limited catchment and doesn’t fill readily. This is more of a wetland for frogs and animals to utilise. Not much of a wetland as the little vegetation that was there as the dam dried in the drought has been burnt. The vegetation will come back. A couple of water plants have emerged already.
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This is the big dam that doesn’t actually hold water. The dam wall gives me access to the rest of my property. The insect and frog life here is amazing. 20200211_blog challenge_water water_big dam_full_home
Here is the House Dam which you have seen many times over the past couple of years full and overflowing. The small patch of lillies was the size of the dam a few months ago20200211_blog challenge_water water_house dam_full_home

13 thoughts on “The rains have come

  1. Normally, we have somewhere between 8 and 10 feet of snow. This year, essentially NO snow and a lot of rain. This follows 8 years of drought. One of the things about climate change seems to be these wild changes that are unpredictable. I’m glad you are getting rain. I hope your country resurges and quickly.

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    1. Thank you Marilyn πŸ™‚ Climate change is turning things upside down and roundabout for sure. The rain so far this year, 6/7 weeks surpasses last years total rainfall. 8 years would be unbearable. I only just coped with almost 3 years of drought and less than average rainfall. My place will boom as Autumn is a great growing time for plants.

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