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Message 2105802 - Posted: 26 Aug 2022, 22:32:11 UTC

Our big wet does have its benefits in some places with pics like these.

Channel Country is teeming with colour, with wet summer forecast to come.



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Message 2106005 - Posted: 30 Aug 2022, 13:19:13 UTC

For August our average max temp was down 0.7C at 14.3C while the average min was up 1.4C at 0.4C as the month's rainfall was up 10.1mm on the average at 60mm and with 605mm so far we're ahead still of the YTD average of 533.4mm.

More of the same is expected for September.

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Message 2106912 - Posted: 15 Sep 2022, 23:57:11 UTC

Well large sections of outback N.S.W. and Queensland have again been turned into a huge bog hole after this lot of rain passed through. More rain is due by mid next week so I wouldn't plan on doing any road trips out that way.

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Message 2107147 - Posted: 20 Sep 2022, 22:07:27 UTC

Well we here down under are now officially copping it from 3 directions with La Niña happening off the east coast, a negative Indian Ocean Dipole off the west coast and the Southern Oscillation Index is hitting us from down south, luckily I have a rain suit, knee high gumboots and live on the top of a mountain.

Stay dry and safe.

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Message 2107686 - Posted: 29 Sep 2022, 22:46:48 UTC

With all the rain that we've had here we now have a bit of a water dilemma.

Full dams leave NSW farmers divided over flood risk and drought preparation ahead of more rain

With La Niña threatening to dump more rain on New South Wales, dam managers are releasing water to make space, but some farmers are warning that could cause "catastrophic" flooding downstream.

Others worry there will not be enough water in the system ahead of the next inevitable drought, so how do authorities manage the water in the dams?...
With more rain on the way and ground that just can't soak up anymore this spring and summer is going to be interesting.

Stay safe and dry..
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Message 2107752 - Posted: 30 Sep 2022, 21:19:09 UTC

Well September's average low temp was up by 2C while our average max was down by 2C and 105mm of rain was 50mm above average.

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Message 2108021 - Posted: 4 Oct 2022, 22:40:41 UTC

Now that parts of outback S.A., N.S.W., Qld. and Victoria are going back under again I'm about to go and mow the yard before it gets here.

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Message 2108082 - Posted: 6 Oct 2022, 7:56:29 UTC

As more of the outback become impassable and Sydney has broken its all time record yearly rainfall with it now exceeding 2.1m, with plans to add a flood mitigation component to Warragamba Dam by raising the wall 14m, we have luckily dodged the worse of it again, but we have another hit coming tomorrow that we may not be able to dodge at all.

Stay dry.

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Message 2108114 - Posted: 6 Oct 2022, 19:47:59 UTC
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Message 2108122 - Posted: 6 Oct 2022, 20:48:31 UTC - in response to Message 2108114.  
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Abbot's antics over the past few years are coming back to bite...


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Message 2108280 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 22:47:14 UTC

Well just 9 days into the month and we've already clocked up 62.75mm of rain (83mm is our monthly average) and 776.25mm so far for this year (long term year to date average is 672mm) which may not sound like much to some, but it is ridiculous for here with our 2 wettest months still to come.

At least the track down south on the hill is drying for the great race, but I wouldn't want to step off the hard stuff.

Meanwhile the army has its flying fans out flying around out west picking up stranded/bogged people and dropping supplies those who have been cut off by flooded or boggy roads (yes there are still thousands of kilometres of dirt roads out there) as more of the outback become inaccessible and the rain that fell here is flowing out there making it even worse.

Though we should get a few sunny days now before another comes for next weekend.

Stay dry.

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Message 2108294 - Posted: 10 Oct 2022, 6:06:36 UTC

Well even though we're taking a break in the rain for a few days more places out west are getting inundated with even more communities being cut off with roads going under or washed away.

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Stay dray and safe.

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Message 2108335 - Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 4:47:20 UTC
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It is dry October. There is some strange wet stuff falling out of the sky in Southern California. Has the world come to an end?

<ed>Thor is out and about, even though it is 10:30 PM! A little late for solar heating of storms.
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Message 2108337 - Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 6:49:10 UTC

Even though we havn't had any rain in 2 days the water is still rising out west.

Southern NSW bracing for flood peaks, more than 100 flood alerts in place across NSW.

And the water is still seeping out of these mountains.

Stay dry and safe.

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Message 2108371 - Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 22:03:27 UTC

The push is on for 2nd big water storage dam in N.S.W. to become a flood mitigation dam as well by raising its wall.

Calls to raise Wyangala Dam wall intensify after two years of flooding and lost crops.

Stay safe and dry.

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Message 2108381 - Posted: 12 Oct 2022, 6:26:52 UTC - in response to Message 2108371.  

The push is on for 2nd big water storage dam in N.S.W. to become a flood mitigation dam as well by raising its wall.
As the problems in QLD with Wivenhoe dam have shown, things don't work out well when a dam is used for 2 purposes, and they conflict with each other.
You have flooding so they get pressured to hold less water for greater flood mitigation. Then you have a drought & they get pressured to hold more water back to avoid water restrictions. Then you have flooding, so they get pressured to hold less water. Then you have a drought & they get pressured to hold more water back, etc, etc.
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Message 2108493 - Posted: 13 Oct 2022, 22:01:48 UTC

It's almost here as the lowlands get a further drenching.

Thousands under evacuation orders as floods in Victoria could last for 10 days.

Thankfully most of it should be well depleted by the time it gets up here and pass over quickly.

Stay safe, dry and for dog's sake don't drive through flood waters.

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Message 2108674 - Posted: 17 Oct 2022, 7:52:28 UTC
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Message 2108809 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 6:08:03 UTC

With 3 very large slow moving flood lakes (which are growing larger by the day) set to converge over the next week South Australia is rushing to fix levee banks that havn't been looked at in many years.

Renmark levee bank upgrades need to be fast-tracked, say Murray River irrigators.

They may want to think very hard about making them even higher as more rain over the next 5 days will only add more size to those lakes and we've just sent another inch of rain down into the Darling River lake with another 2-3" still in the forecast to come just from here in that time (we've also kicked this month's average rainfall right out of the oval).

Stay safe and dry.

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Message 2109133 - Posted: 26 Oct 2022, 19:32:33 UTC

As more of the outback goes under the Murray-Darling Basin is experiencing its wettest October ever after latest deluge with more yet to come.

But the big flush out isn't all good news as Authorities warn of fish kills, blackwater, blue-green algae due to widespread flooding across Murray-Darling Basin.

Stay safe and dry.

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