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Australian Flood Season (Weather)

by dulan drift, Saturday, January 18, 2020, 08:05 (373 days ago)

Out of the frying pan and into the flood!

Big rain storm overnight that's still playing out. Places 100 km just north of here have copped 300mm+ and counting - that's typhoon level rain in areas that are not geared up for that. According to the BoM weather site some dams/rivers/creeks are at 'alert' level. Guess we'll find out the damage as the reports come in.

We've had about 120 mm here, which is not a bad level - tank-filler stuff - the rain band does look like it's moved east from here so hopefully we're more or less done

As an example of how climate impacts cascade, ash from bushfires that washed into rivers from rains over the past 10 days has resulted in "100's of thousands" of fish dying. According to reports, “From what I’ve seen I would not be surprised that it’s wiped out every fish in at least 100 kilometres of the river.”

That kind of impact can take eco-systems decades to recover from - providing there are no more events - which there will be.

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