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I've posted some pics at Flickr, taken over the perior 28th February to yesterday (4th march)

 

 

As can be seen, there's lots of water about.

 

An interesting piece of information on the radio this morning: apparently the drainage is designed to cope with 50mm of rain and to drain it away over a period of four (4) days. We've had between 200 and 300mm over the last week, depending on the specific area concerned. Yarrawonga's long term average rainfall at this time of year is about 50mm per month.

 

You will also notice a photo of the new temporary displaced threashold on RWY o1 due to flooding. Night operations have been stopped, as the lights at the end of the runway are under water.

 

 

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Are there anymore airfields anywhere that are also under water???Alan.

Of the ones just around us:

 

  • Corowa is closed completely due to flooding. The meat bombs are really impressed!
     
     
  • Benalla says areas under water and soft surfaces, but wasn't that clear as to the actual meaning. It didn't say it was shut, but I'd phone the ARO before heading that way if I were you.
     
     
  • Wangaratta has grass strip 09/27 closed.
     
     

 

 

* As always, check NOTAMS for official information.

 

 

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Of the ones just around us:

  • Corowa is closed completely due to flooding. The meat bombs are really impressed!
     
     
  • Benalla says areas under water and soft surfaces, but wasn't that clear as to the actual meaning. It didn't say it was shut, but I'd phone the ARO before heading that way if I were you.
     
     
  • Wangaratta has grass strip 09/27 closed.
     
     

 

 

* As always, check NOTAMS for official information.

Hi David

 

Wow, mate that looks awfully damned wet. How are the hangar residents getting on?

 

The AAAA annual fly-in is in 2 weeks time at Cowra. I was planning to do Yarrawonga and Temora as fuel stops but am wondering how those places are getting on right now. Wagga sounds like a disaster waiting to happen so I imagine thos others are awfully wet, too.

 

If anyone gets some news, I'd be grateful if it were passed on, thanks.

 

kaz

 

 

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Kaz;

 

Corowa is open again today. My status above was from yesterday's NOTAM.

 

Yarrawonga still has a temporary displaced threshold, but should be back to normal in about 3 days. You shouldn't have an issue landing an Auster on 01/19 with the length available, anyway.

 

Roads are starting to open again, as the water is slowly draining away. For road checks, the Vicroads Alert site is excellent. Nathalia is the current town under direct threat from rising water.

 

 

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I've posted some pics at Flickr

David,

Thanks for those photos. We were able to roughly locate my Uncle's property "in one of those puddles in the upper left" of the photo of Katamatite. We're told that he's in a bit of a mess with cattle standing in water and unable to feed; seeing the photo just makes the situation that much clearer.

 

 

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Kaz;Corowa is open again today. My status above was from yesterday's NOTAM.

 

Yarrawonga still has a temporary displaced threshold, but should be back to normal in about 3 days. You shouldn't have an issue landing an Auster on 01/19 with the length available, anyway.

 

Roads are starting to open again, as the water is slowly draining away. For road checks, the Vicroads Alert site is excellent. Nathalia is the current town under direct threat from rising water.

Thanks David and all

 

Yes ,YYWG will be ok and I expect Temora will be too - although I remember large pools of water on the runways there 3 years ago - but I am still hopeful someone can tell me how things are at Cowra to the north of Temora?

 

Hope those cattle can be moved to dry ground PDQ gnome because the water will play havoc with their feet. I feel for farmers throughout the flood areas right now.

 

Kaz

 

 

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Thanks for the photos David! We`re getting pretty good TV news coverage...It truely is disastrous to have it happen again this summer and for many, more than once.

 

A few months before last Christmas, a guy who is in the QLD Fisheries Department, told my son and I, that the department had received information from America saying that the summer of year 11/12 could be as bad, weather wise, as the summer of 10/11 ( I havn`t used his exact words ). I also saw a report on TV saying much the same thing, so, after last years, cyclone Yasi, we`ve been waiting and hoping that the prediction would be wrong.

 

For us up here in the Cairns area, so far the prediction hasn`t been accurate... We`ve had rain and in fact we`re getting a very heavy storm right now, but I`d say, so far, this summer has been the driest we`ve had in quite a few years, however, the official cyclone period doesn`t end until the 30th of April and anything could happen yet.

 

Here at home, we know what it`s like to be flooded...Parts of our property go under when the Mulgrave/Russell rivers flood, but fortunately, most of the time it`s just been a bit of bother and income loss... Usually, the road out to the highway goes under and many times I`ve had to move the Drifter to higher ground... We have been flooded in for a week, on more than onc occasion but we have always had boats on the property and so we`re pretty independant and have never needed any assistance ( Wow! that`s the second clap of thunder and there goes the third in 2 minutes... It seems to be directly overhead and man! Is it raining! ) .

 

After years of not taking any hollidays, Fran and I decided to get away for a couple of weeks and while we were away, all the forces came together to create the once in a lifetime flood...It went half way up to the roof of our house and we lost all we had in the house... The bigest loss of all though,was all the many photos of our children, family and friends! Never to be replaced!

 

Our heart felt sympathy goes out to all those who are currently flooded and who may experience an enormous sense of loss and grief.

 

Frank.

 

 

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