Thursday, March 1, 2012


It's been raining fairly consistently for a couple of days here in Canberra and the already soaked ACT water catchments are overflowing. Water is topping the Googong Dam and I have heard the new dam wall at the Cotter will be overtaken by the swelling water levels.

I like to go out and take a few pictures of the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers when they flood but this time around the ACT government is taking no chances with the odd fool out of our 350K population that thinks it would be cool to go out in their kayak. Don't laugh I've seen teenagers jumping from Point Hut crossing in a flood.

Effectively the Mountains are inaccessible. The Boboyan Rd is closed in the south as is Corin and Brindabella Roads to the west. With all the reserves near the river closed (Point Hut, Pine Island, Kambah Pool) I went out today and took a little video of the river down at Tharwa.

Rain, rain go away come again another day...



  1. There appears to be more of it than I remember in the past Dave. I just heard the lower parts of NSW & sydney are experiencing flooding!
    If it reaches your front door mate, I will find room for you here!
    Regards, Keith.

    1. Thanks Keith and I'd enjoy the visit mate but no fear of drowning here. Neighbouring Queanbeyan may not be so lucky. I think the Molonglo is due to reach 7 m at Oak's Estate. Anyway more rain to come... It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few days.

  • G'Day. I just watched your video. A few days after but.... Anyway, I hope the worst of it is over around here, but more rain is predicted next week. Not so lucky in the Riverina, (my old stomping ground) at the moment. I hope you don't mind me sharing it on Face book.

    1. Not at all Linda... Thank you for sharing. I'm not looking forward to more rain. I think NSW might be a bit tired of it. I know I am.


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