Sunday, March 4, 2012

Rivers bulging at the seams

Queanbeyan River
Scrivener Dam
Scrivener Dam
Scrivener Dam flowing into Molonglo River
Lake Burley Giffin full to the brim on a dreary rainy day,
looking east from Black Mountain Peninsula
Queanbeyan River coming up over our walkway
Queanbeyan River
Queanbeyan River flowing very rapidly
Queanbeyan River, near River Road
Canberra has had a big wet event over the last week and more.  For this last week we did not see sunshine.  Each day was full of rain.  Often it was constant rain, falling steadily as we slept and worked... indoors.  Fortunately we had a couple of days where we didn't have anything we needed to head out for, so we stayed in ~ snuggling together in the cooler rainy weather.  

Today we headed outdoors as a family to explore the unusually flowing water, rising in rivers and spewing over dam walls, and through gates.  It was a bit of a novelty seeing the Scrivener Dam with so much water flowing through and "white-rapiding" down the Molonglo River.  The girls enjoyed hopping out of the car and holding their umbrellas against the wind while watching so much water all around.  Little Eee enjoyed holding my hand to walk along next to the Queanbeyan River, excited that the water was right next to her, unaware of any danger of a flooding river.  She found alternate routes over the grass when we came to places where the water covered the pathway.  We did not wander far - I am not keen on putting my little ones in danger near flooding waterways.  It was exciting though.


Ruby said...

Dispite the danger, flood water is quite spectacular and exciting in places. Hope it doesn't rise past those pathways.
A while since I have been over here. Hope all is well and you are settled in Canberra.

Cee said...

Hi Ruby

It's lovely to see you here tonight. Thanks for popping by. We are much more settled here. We have our own place experiencing water issues a little! I'm loving my garden

Hope things are well for you. Will pop in to visit you soon.

Cee. x

Bee Lady said...

Hi Cee,

Oh my gosh! Looks a little scary to me. I hope all is well with you and your family and you aren't flooded out of your home.

Cindy Bee

Jeanne said...

Stay safe, Cee.

Bee Lady said...

Hey - you ok?

Cindy Bee

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