These two photo challenges are quite pertinent at the moment. There has been so much rain south of my place and now it has hit my bit of the East Coast of Australia. So many places are flooded and the rain is going to continue until Wednesday. At my place I have recorded 252mls of rain in the past week and that is what some of the Cities further south of me recorded in one day!!! And it is still raining.
I would love to show you some recent photos but it’s too wet and I also have had car troubles so you will have to make do with some old photos from past inundations.
My House Dam has been overflowing for days.
A bit of an Aussie song to scroll to
This is the Clarence River up the road from my place. Yes there is a bridge under there somewhere. The bridge was built as a low level bridge so debris and large trees up rooted wouldn’t slam into it causing damage.
The floodwater bubble and boil. Bottlebrush trees are riverine species and the bend with the flow. The more rigid trees will snap and break with the force of the water.
On the beaches the floodwaters stir up a foamy mess
Even if it’s flooded, Cattle Egrets know how to stay high and dry.
Meanwhile in Grafton the river is rising but I don’t think it will reach this height this time
The boat shed went under water
A pub with a water view.
Afterward there is always a clean up
It certainly is weather for ducks
I am quite safe and secure just a bit soggy
Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Cross
Who would dare cross?
So many ways in the Which Way Photo Challenge
The Clarence River crossing at Lilydale near my place
Time for sonofabeach96 Which Way
Driving home from my daughters place yesterday, I stopped on the hill just before the Clarence River at Lilydale looking towards my place, which isn’t in the photo as it’s around 15kms in the distance
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowing Water
The word prompt from Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Water
Why do I say the faces of water?
Water can have a calm face to look at for ages.
The calm face of the gentle ripple of waves at sunrise
The raging face of floodwaters pounding down the river
The reflective face of water lapping at the hulls of boats
The lonely face hanging from a thread of web
and sometimes the water actually shows its’ face
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
Falling Water is the theme from Dutch Goes the Photos Tuesday Challenge Have a look at the great photos others have contributed
The Clarence River water rushes over the rocks at Lilydale near my place.
Ellenborough Falls are quite spectacular as the water tumbles into the deep ravine.