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A one in a hundred year flood, twice in 6 months

After the November 21 2008 flood, almost exactly 6 months to the day, the Enoggera catchment has again been devastated by flood. Most of the damage was the result of debris from the storms of November 18 last year, still lying strewn along the creek. At 2pm on Wednesday 22 May a SOWN member had this to say: "I'm sitting at my lounge window watching rafts of logs whizzing past. The way the creek came up had to be seen to be believed; I was watching a large log jam as the creek rose about a metre before it pushed a tree out and released the raft."

We had 242 mm in 24 hours and 431mm (17 inches) for the "event". We might have to change the program of the Walton Bridge Corporate Fun Day on May 29 to cleanup, rescue and repair. The cleanup begins. Again.

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Gloves
These gloves were in a lockup trailer filled with mud from the flood. Here they are after a rinse. Photo: Mark Crocker

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Mark Crocker

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Mark Crocker

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Mark Crocker

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

The picture is almost exactly the same as the one we took 6 months ago -- it was on the cover of The Regenerator. The water has fallen 2m from its height. It was over the top of the rails of this bridge.

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte

22 May 2009 Flood
Photo: Robert Whyte