Some of my followers may know that Launceston and some surrounding areas have been in a bad flood. In summer we were crying for it to rain, water was low to supply power, diesel generators were brought in and now they are able to return back to where they came from, now that lots of rain has fallen.
This rain didn't fall in Launceston but up in other areas thus flowing into two rivers that meet here in Launceston and coupled with a high tide all at the same time causes major flooding. This time however, the high tide was at a different time when the water came gushing through.
Our city knew of this delima should it happen again (last time was 1929) so levees were built over time and finished last year. They worked!
2 people are missing still.
Cattle/sheep lost in the country areas.
Houses flooded in some low lying areas.
The list goes on.
Yesterday we headed off into the city, to take some photo.
Firstly going to the Trevallyn Dam, a long time since water has been over it.
Part of the Tamar River, wider than normal.
Headed to the Tamar River near the city. Tamar Yacht Club on the left, and the water came up to the level of the far seat.
Lower photo of the same area.
Next door to the Yacht Club is this restaurant which is very popular. It was flooded as we looked in the window.
Looking from the walkway at the Yacht Club is a pontoon, all the rubbish of logs and so on can clearly be seen.
To the right of the Yacht Club is Kings Park it's hear that one can go for a lovely walk. Where the lamp light is on the left of the tree, well that is the footpath.
On the right beyond the green grass is a brick wall with steps with the skate park behind it.
The below imagine gives some idea of the extra width of the Tamar River.
This is the King's Bridge and that little house is the gateway for a walk up the Gorge.
This is another bridge that goes over the river next to the King's Bridge.
The water coming down the Gorge.