And rise it did. Rickett's Marsh on the upper Barwon quickly reached moderate flood level, the Batesford gauge on the Moorabool peaked at the minor flood level and by Sunday night the usual sections of the path around Barwon through Geelong were going under.
|Barwon through Geelong, 5:30pm Sunday, 19th August, 2012|
|Barwon through Geelong, 9am Monday, 20th August, 2012|
As usual when the river floods, I didn't have time today to do more than whip around the same old inner-suburban locations, so below are a few shots from various points:
|Old Breakwater Bridge, 9am Monday|
|Hmmm...perhaps they'll wash away and solve the problem..., 1pm Monday|
|Looking at Queen's Park from Windmill Reserve, 1:30pm|
|Bunyip Pool or Whirlpool?|
|Rock detail at the Bunyip Pool|
Next time I will hopefully make it further afield.
I did also attempt to upload a video or two of the water flow to give some idea of the volume and the noise, however Blogger didn't want to oblige. Another aspect it can't convey is the smell of a flood. At the Bunyip Pool where the water is aerated, the smell of muddy water is quite marked. When the water recedes, I know from experience that the paths will all smell of mud...but that is something for next week...