Flood Peak, Murrumbidgee by bazcelt

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Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. The floods which saw the Murrumbidgee reach a peak Sunday, 5/12/10, reached the highest since the 1990’s, and nearly saw the levees in one suburb breached. Certainly this was considerably higher than earlier floods this year. Here, under Hampton Bridge shows the levels. Just under 1000 people were evacuated from suburbs in Wagga Wagga, and remain cut off still (8/12/10).
Nikon D7000, 18-110. 18mm, 1/60, F3.5, ISO 100.

Before and after prior Flood

Drought level

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An amateur, but a long love of photography. A recent move to digital has seen the love ‘blossom’, and a greater enjoyment in the field. I will try most forms of photography, and gain both knowledge and fun out of the experimentation. Using a Nikon D300 and D7000, with a range of lenses, and filters. I hope you enjoy the views as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them.

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  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersover 3 years ago

    Yeah times are crazy Baz, we had over 100mm in 10 hours here, a town not far from us had 150mm in one hour here in South Australia. It was a wild night last night with over 140,000 Lightning strikes. I have family in Wagga and was talking to them Yesterday and they can’t believe how high the river has come up! Now we have the Flooding here, it’s crazy…. Brilliant capture mate :)

  • Thanks mate! Yes, sure is, overnight we had 100mls, trees down, roads and buildings flooded cos there’s no where for the water to go anyway! Evacuations from nearby towns and parts of the city continue this morning. Now we also wait for the river to come back up again – this time it could be even higher.

    – bazcelt

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 3 years ago

    Nice capture Baz! Hope the weather sorts itself out soon! :-)

  • Thanks Lori! Yes, as above reply, it got a lot worse over night, and we await the results for the river now.

    – bazcelt

  • kyteflyer
    kyteflyerover 3 years ago

    Jeez, Baz, what were you doing? Hangin’ upside down from the bridge??? Stay safe, please.

  • Not quite Sue – lol! The water covered the path under the bridge, so I went down as far as I could get without getting wet! That was on the high part of the path. We’re okay, but town this morning is badly flooded in many parts.

    – bazcelt

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 3 years ago

    A lot of water around your way mate….I feel for all the people affected…Well shot Baz…

  • there sure is! bad night last night, lots of flooding, trees down, and now wait for the river to peak – although they hope it won’t be worse than the last peak.

    – bazcelt

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • GailD
    GailDover 3 years ago

    Amazing the amount of water around isn’t it. 10 years worth of drought & I think we have all that water now.

  • Sure is – one extreme to the other!

    – bazcelt

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