Bren’s Photo for the Week – 61 – Canals and Inland Waterways
Also Jez’s Water Water Everywhere
The Clarence River, a few kilometers from my place is one of the largest rivers in Australia. When the river floods the amount of water that flows through the countryside is incredible at times five million million liters flows downstream. (one million liters is equal to an Olympic swimming pool).
On Saturday we went for a drive further upstream to a place we haven’t been before for a picnic. Didn’t encounter many people as the gravel road is quite rough but a very picturesque drive through some lovely country, through farms, across many cattle grids and a bit of forest.
Coming down the hill there is the river and the bridge
Signs of the recent flood are evident, a bit of debris on a fence and high in the trees.
Looking upstream at what appears to be calm water and not much of a sign of the flood
Looking downstream the river runs over some rocks and picks up speed. The trees on the front left hand side of the photo would have been under water.
Away from the main channel some side pools still have some water. This pool also had some algae.
A bit of playing with water dropping from the water tank overflow into a bucket
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.
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.
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.
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 ago
Jez’s theme Water Water Everywhere – WWE 12
I just had to use Jez’s heading (adding a bit of Australia) and make my own as this is my very first water, water everywhere post!!!
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