River Murray flood (was: Big Wet for the Channel Country)

To: "'Peter Waanders'" <>, <>
Subject: River Murray flood (was: Big Wet for the Channel Country)
From: "Tony Russel" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:22:18 +1030
Hi Peter, I didn't make my comments without first having a look. I came up
the river on Sunday and was told by locals that the river had peaked and
they didn't expect it to go any higher. Sure, the previously dry lagoons are
mostly now full and they are impressive, but the river itself isn't all that
high, certainly nothing like the '74 or '56 flood levels.


Actually it  was your last week's set of lagoon pictures which prompted me
to go have a look.




From: Peter Waanders  
Sent: Thursday, 10 March 2011 12:48 PM
Cc: Tony Russell
Subject: River Murray flood (was: Big Wet for the Channel


Hi Tony et al,

Have a look at my aerial photos of the flooding Murray in SA- if you don't
call this a flood than what do you call it?? 'Flowing quite well' is a bit
of an understatement... Apparently the 'official' definition of a flood is
when the flow reaches 100,000 ML/day at the SA border - well it got to
94,000 which is higher than we've seen in 18 years!! You should come up here
and have a look at it, it's pretty amazing!

Here's the link again in case you've missed it:
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Peter Waanders
Southern Birding Services

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