Yabba Creek flood (Jan 27, 2013)

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View from my garden. The river is normally within its banks beyond the tree just left of centre. The branches, in the foreground left of photo, are those of a mature jacaranda tree which came down on the flood and came to rest in my garden having snagged on one of my fences!

When it arrived I suggested to my wife that we should pour ourselves a nice cold drink each, take our chairs and sit beneath the new tree in our garden...and watch the flood!

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Comments (2)

bdeh on February 3, 2013

A pity for the Jacaranda and your fence Ian, but you're lucky that this was all damage and that you're healthy. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on February 3, 2013

We are grateful Berend, and I am also grateful for the oral history that connects us to the events of the 1893 flood, the super flood, in this region. We know the height to which that flood came, and we are above that level too. But when an event like that is occurring, there is anxiety because one doesn't know at what point the peak will be reached, until it happens.

The fences are repaired, and the jacaranda has been chain-sawed and moved away.

Regards,

Ian

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    by Ian Stehbens

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