A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
C is for Catastrophe on the Clarence
The Clarence River has recorded a record flood over the last four days. The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald saw the four major tributaries each flood at the same time, a very rare event, and wreck havoc across the valley. Grafton's levee system was over-topped in a small number of locations but overwhelmingly it saved the city from a disaster that can not even be conceived of.
This is the 4th major flood in 3 years: the mental, physical and monetary damage it has done to farmers the length and breath of one of eastern Australia's breadbaskets is incalculable.
If you want to see more shots go to my other blog Clarence River Floods