So, before all the excitement of the past few days dies down and the river heights return to more normal levels, it is probably worth posting a few flood photos for posterity as I have done during other flooding events on the Barwon. I won't go into too many facts and figures as I have done that previously. For those interested this post from September, 2011 looks a little at the causes of flooding on the Barwon.
For comparison purposes, here is the post from a small flood event in August, 2012 and this from the January, 2011 flood which always proves remarkably popular when river levels rise.
The current flood event by comparison reached "moderate" levels on both the Upper and Lower Barwon as well as on the Leigh River at Shelford which peaked mid-afternoon on Wednesday at a height of 7.22m. Through Geelong, the flood level peaked over night Thursday at a height of 3.29m, having earlier reached a peak of 6.13m on the Upper Barwon at Rickett's Marsh at around 5:30pm Wednesday.
Batesford, 8:15am 15th September, 2016
Fyansford, 9:45am 15th September, 2016
Inverleigh, 9am 15th September, 2016
Pollocksford 8:45am 15th September, 2016
Baum's Weir, 9:45am 15th September, 2016
Buckley Falls, 4:30pm 16th September, 2016
Fyansford Paper Mill, 1:45pm 15th September, 2016
Newtown Lookout, 4:45pm 15th September, 2016
Queen's Park, 4:45pm 16th September, 2016
Balyang Sanctuary, 4pm 16th September, 2016
Barwon Bridge, Geelong 5:15pm 15th September, 2016
Breakwater, 3:45pm 16th September, 2016
Lake Connewarre, 12:15pm 16th September, 2016
Barwon Heads, 12:45pm 16th September, 2016
Barwon Heads, 1pm 16th september, 2016
Barwon Heads Bluff, 3pm 16th September, 2016
Further photos at each of the above locations can be seen at the following link: the rivers in flood, 2016