One of my very first posts when I started this blog was about a Big Rain – the Floods of '06, a little over a year ago. Well, brace yourself for The Sequel!
After a drizzly day, yesterday, the heavens opened in the late afternoon, and have not yet shut. At about 8 this morning the rain-guage was showing a guesstimated 102mm overnight. The scale ends at 100mm. All the dams in the area are overflowing with ummm... interesting... results for the roads. I think we'll be unable to get to town for a while, even after the rain stops. And it's showing no signs of letting-up yet.
There's a river down the middle of the veggie garden, since the small dam beside the house overflows that way. No serious harm to anything, though, since it was designed and the earth carefully shaped to channel the overflow between veg beds. It's only the odd mole-tunnels that can cause some small washouts. Pity the poor Moles, though.
In other parts of the region people are being helicoptered to safety. We're pretty safe; just helicopter in some Scotch and we'll be fine for quite awhile ;-)
Many more pics at Photobucket for the interested. Including the Rain of Fish. (A bunch of freshly-dead fish lying around where they've been washed out of some dam or other. Great amusement and yummies for the Dogs!) Sadly Photobucket seems to lack any way of putting the pictures in any kind of sensible order... :-(
Congratulations to Kevin and Becky, and a big Welcome to Owen! We wish you much happiness, learning and fun!