To be honest, I wasn't certain the river level was rising. Rather, I suspected it was just flowing a little higher as a result of several months of rain. Just past Queen's Park the water level was almost level with the path. At Fyansford, the Moorabool was flowing as high as the footbridge which leads to the Common. The river was definitely up. Interested and running reasonably comfortably (a little too comfortably given my eventual run time) I headed across the Common and back towards town. A little more than a kilometre down the track I noticed that a section of the river contained a pool of water which was much clearer than the rest which was quite turbid. The distinction between the two was quite pronounced and there was a section where the two combined, with the clear water tailing off and swirling in to blend with the muddy.
|Path below Fyansford Common.|
Whilst I was in the process of checking out the surrounds, I came across another flood sport - hiking. As I stood taking photos, a lone hiker with pack on his back waded up out of a submerged section of track from the Fyansford direction and headed off under the bridge, back into the water and on his way. Exactly how he managed to determine where the track was I'm not sure. I'd been there the previous day, but couldn't be sure where exactly it was I'd run. So much for avoiding floodwaters! By this time, I was ready for lunch, so I decided enough was enough. Perhaps I am becoming blase about floods on the Barwon after the last few months, but this was only a little one in the scheme of things, so I went home.